Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday reiterated her government`s resolve to increase storage level in the Mullaperiyar dam to its full capacity of 152 feet after completing the remaining strengthening work, as per the Supreme Court verdict.
The Madras High Court bench closed a PIL seeking to remove about 500 flexboards put up across this city to welcome Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, which eulogised her for getting the height of the Mullaperiyar dam increased to 142 feet.
MDMK chief Vaiko said the lowering of shutters of the surplus weirs in the Mullaperiyar dam to raise the water level to 142 ft was a victory for restoring the rights of Tamil Nadu and asked his cadres to celebrate it.
Assailing DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his remarks over Mullaperiyar issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Wednesday said the storage in the dam will soon be increased to 142 feet as per Supreme Court orders and accused him of issuing statements that are tantamount to "instigating" Kerala.
Strongly criticising Jayalalithaa over the Mullaperiyar issue, Karunanidhi today demanded to know the state government`s action plan on the dam row against the background of a review petition in the Supreme Court by Kerala.
The Centre has constituted a three -member supervisory committee headed by a senior Central Water Commission (CWC) official to supervise the restoration of Full Reservoir Level (FRL) in the Mullaperiyar Dam to the elevation of 142 feet.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Wednesday thanked the NDA government for constituting a Supervisory Committee for raising the water level of Mullaperiyar dam to 142 ft initially in lines with the Supreme Court order.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Wednesday expressed hope that the Mullaperiyar Dam supervisory committee will restore the dam`s water storage level to 142 feet during the current monsoon period.
The union cabinet Wednesday approved the constitution of a supervisory committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to look into the safety aspect of the proposed increase in height of the over 100-year-old structure.
Ahead of a discussion in the Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar reservoir issue on Monday in the wake of the Supreme Court rejecting the state`s contention that the dam was unsafe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday said his government was concerned about the safety of people in his state.
In continuing war of words, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday hit back at his arch rival and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, accusing her of seeking to politicise the Mullaperiyar dam issue and asked her to focus on followup administrative actions to implement the Supreme Court order.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she was not sure if the Congress-led government at the Centre would act on the state`s plea seeking appointment of representatives to the Mullaperiyar monitoring panel as per a Supreme Court order.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalaltihaa expressed her doubts about the centre setting up a committee to supervise increasing the Mullaperiyar Dam storage level and added the new government will take necessary action.