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TN to immediately move SC on Mullaperiyar: CM

January 06, 2007 15:28 IST

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The Tamil Nadu government will immediately move the Supreme Court seeking implementation of its verdict, allowing the state to raise the water level in Kerala's Mullaperiyar dam, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said on Saturday.

Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the meeting of DMK's high-level committee, administrative committee and district secretaries, he said a resolution passed by the meeting urged the state to move the Supreme Court as the two rounds of talks with Kerala, held on the advice of the apex court, had 'failed' to produce any result.

'There is no other way but approaching the Supreme Court and the state government should immediately take steps on this', the resolution said.

On Kerala Water Resources minister N K Premachandran's reported remarks that any 'attempt to draw the services of central forces for protecting the dam would be against the sovereignty and integrity of the nation', Karunanidhi claimed that Premachandran 'had no locus standi to speak about the basic concepts of Indian Constitution, sovereignty, integrity and unity of the nation, as Kerala had refused to abide by the apex court verdict on the dam issue'.

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It is unfortunate that 'Water Wars' are being caused by different States of India with utter disregard to the principles of water management. Each State ...

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