Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has questioned the Centre for "entertaining" Kerala's request for approving environment study to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar in her state, saying it was in contravention to the Supreme Court order.
NDA constituent PMK and Vaiko-led MDMK on Monday alleged that Kerala had taken up efforts to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar, insisting that this would "jeopardise" inter-state relations and urged the Centre to intervene.
Rallying other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, NDA ally, DMDK leader Vijayakanth on Sunday said he would lead a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow to raise issues concerning the state after he met leaders, including DMK chief M Karunanidhi here.
Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day today in the assembly over Tamil Nadu`s claim on four dams located within the state, even as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy made it clear that these dams would continue to be part of Kerala.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s
statement vouching for the safety of Mullaperiyar dam issue
still holds good as he had not completely taken it back, but
only part of it, Tamil Nadu Congress Comittee said here today.
Republican Party today sought Presidential intervention in the
Mullaperiyar dam dispute as Kerala and Tamil Nadu governments
and Centre had "failed" to resolve the long-pending dispute.