Take right decision on Mullaperiyar: DMK to Centre

Taking a cautious approach on the Mullaperiyar dam row, DMK asked the Centre to take a right decision as the party does not want to create panic.

Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 18:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking a cautious approach on the
Mullaperiyar dam row, DMK on Thursday asked the Centre to take a
right decision as the party does not want to create panic
among people.
"We are soft pedalling the issue and do not want to create
panic in the minds of people. Our leader has issued a
statement today that solution must be found to this sensitive
issue which will be mutually agreed upon and which will be
beneficial to the people of both states," DMK MP T Siva told
reporters here.

Mullaperiyar dam is becoming a contentious issue with both
Tamil Nadu and Kerala taking divergent views on it. While
Kerala wants to lower the water level and a new dam in
Muallaperiyar fearing disaster, Tamil Nadu wants the water
level in the dam to rise further.
Siva said, "The Centre should take the right decision...
the matter is before Supreme Court. Earlier also Supreme Court
has given the direction that the dam is strong enough as I
have repeatedly said that it can even hold much more water."

Making the DMK stand clear, he said "All parties in Tamil
Nadu are united and there is no divergent view on it. We are
waiting for the Supreme Court to give its decision and it has
to be followed by both states. Tamil Nadu is fully cooperating
and we want to approach the matter in a sane way."

PTI