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CM should have first considered sending Stalin for talks on Mekedatu dam: Pon Radhakrishnan

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy should have first adopted a resolution for sending a delegation led by DMK president and Opposition Leader MK Stalin to Bengaluru and talk to the Karnataka government on Mekedatu issue, Union Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday..

Before passing the resolution on Mekedatu in the Assembly, the first resolution should have been to send a delegation headed by Stalin, along with Congress functionaries, to hold talks with Karnataka Government, he told reporters here.

“The Chief Minister did a mistake by not passing such a resolution,” he quipped and said that Congress-DMK alliance continued to follow the habit of “making a child cry and then place it in the cradle”.

About Tamil Nadu Minister RP Udaykumar’s claim that the State had not received any funds towards Gaja cylone relief, Radhakrishnan said he did not how far it was true.

He claimed that he even did not know whether the committee which visited the areas and submitted its report to the Centre. The issue would be clear once the report was given to the Government, he added.

On Art of Living not being granted permission to perform at Thanjavur temple, Radhakrishnan said that as far as he was concerned, the temple should not be an ‘exhibition piece’. However, he added he was not aware of the development and did not want to offer any comments.

Regarding the reported remarks of MDMK general secretary Vaiko on the foreign trips and the attire of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said politicians in Tamil Nadu had no locus standi to speak about all that.