COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani today accused the DMK of instigating the people against the government, particularly on drinking water issue.
"The state is witnessing an acute water shortage, both for drinking and irrigation, a situation not seen in the last 150 years," he told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.
The minister was reacting to a question over a road roko staged by over 500 women protesting shortage of drinking water at Thondamuthur in his assembly constituency, yesterday.
"DMK is instigating the people to agitate, as the constituency belonged to a minister...," he said. The minister said he has initiated various schemes for the development of the area and people there should understand and decide accordingly as per their conscience.
Steps have been taken to fulfil the drinking water needs of all wards in the city and administration is sending lorries to meet the demand, he said.