CHENNAI: DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has said Tamil Nadu was yet to find closure to its bid to secure its riparian rights. He said such closure would be available only with the establishment of the Cauvery Management Board and the appointment of all necessary members to the Mullaiperiyar Supervisory Committee.
In a statement pointed at the State government, Karunanidhi also questioned the lack of a response to statements by the Kerala government that the linking of the Pampa and Achankovil rivers to Tamil Nadu’s Vaippar river would not be feasible.
“Tamil Nadu’s riparian rights are yet to be secured, since the Cauvery Management Board and the Mullaiperiyar Supervisory Committee are yet to be set up, and Tamil Nadu’s claims yet to be substantiated,” said Karunanidhi in a statement on Friday.
He noted that Kerala’s Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph had told the Kerala Assembly that the proposal to link the state’s Pampa and Achankovil rivers to Tamil Nadu’s Vaippar river would not be feasible, since there was no excess water in the Kerala rivers. He also added that the Tamil Nadu government was yet to counter the statement.