PM should call meeting of Kerala, Tamil Nadu: CPI

The CPI Central Secretariat said the Kerala government should guarantee the supply of water for irrigation.

Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 16:46 PM IST

New Delhi: "This issue need not become a controversy with agitations
and counter agitations," the CPI Central Secretariat said,
appealing to the people of the two neighbouring states to
"restrain themselves and create an atmosphere for settlement
through discussions".

While urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a
meeting of the two Chief Ministers and "take political
decision to settle the issue", the party said the Kerala
government should guarantee the supply of water for irrigation
to Tamil Nadu. "The century old arrangement should continue."

The party said the apprehensions of the people of Kerala
about the safety of the 116-year-old dam should be taken into
active consideration.

It also appealed to the Supreme Court to expedite its
enquiry and decide a pending case as early as possible.

PTI