Admitting that the Mekedatu issue was part of the CWMA’s agenda, the authority’s chief SK Haldar told reporters, “We wanted to discuss the issue.
The farmers pointed out the Cauvery has been the source of irrigation for about 25 lakh acres and drinking water source for about five crore people of Tamil Nadu.
Detailing the action taken by it to prevent neighbouring Karnataka from going ahead with its proposal to construct the dam, a policy note was tabled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Senior BJP leader C T Ravi seems to have taken his political role as national general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu more seriously than his role as a legislator from Karnataka.
Bommai on Wednesday said that he and other officials have been summoned to Delhi with all relevant documents to support the State’s case.
Brushes aside objections from Tamil Nadu, gets backing of Oppn, farmers’ organisations
The JDS MP sought to know why Karnataka needed Tamil Nadu’s permission to go ahead with the project since no such clause was mentioned in the Cauvery Tribunal’s orders.
Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan on Tuesday accused Tamil Nadu BJP of double standards on Mekedatu dam issue.
Bommai said he was aware of the agitation by JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on the issue.
Reacting to Annamalai’s threat, Bommai said Karnataka will go ahead with the project “no matter who stops eating or drinking” pointing out that it was “not his concern”.
The PMK on Thursday urged the State government to constitute a panel comprising experts of water-related issues, to prevent Karnataka from building the Mekedatu dam.
Remarks at Rasipuram about ‘bringing the media under control’ within six months, Annamalai said that his remarks were twisted.
The dam project will adversely affect the Karaikal region of UT lying in the tail end of Cauvery delta region, the CM said in the letter.
Not just conservationists, officials too wonder about govt claims
Says Centre has to be impartial, do justice to all stakeholders