The DMK on Monday announced that it would hold demonstrations across the State on July 8 to urge the State government to push for the Sethusamudram Project and press the Centre into taking the project forward.
A resolution passed by the party’s administrative council claimed that the failure to implement the project would lead to Tamil Nadu becoming a desert.
The Sethusamudram Project has become one of the central themes for its protests in recent weeks, and was also the sole declaration made by party patriarch M Karunanidhi at his recent 89th birthday celebration. The resolution announcing the July 8 demonstration noted that the DMK had been pressing for the Sethusamudram Project since the days of its late leader C N Annadurai, and that the project was critical for the growth and development of the southern districts of the State.“As far as the DMK is concerned, projects like Sethusamudram are the only permanent solution to rid Tamil Nadu of famine and hunger.
If the project is scuttled, it would affect the lives of the people and the State would become a desert,” said Karunanidhi, addressing his party’s administrative council.
Other issues covered by the resolutions of the DMK’s administrative council included pleas to the State government to take steps to control inflation and condemnations of the State government over the rising prices of construction materials and the drinking water crisis among others.