September 3, 2016
DMK treasurer and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly M.K. Stalin today questioned the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, why she failed to move the court against the Kerala Government on the construction of dam across Siruvani.
Stalin was addressing a large number of party workers, who staged a demonstration against the Kerala government for its move and also the Centre for giving environmental clearance for it. “Jayalalithaa should have moved the court and obtained a stay on the construction of the dam, as she has been doing in her individual cases in different courts,” he said.
Instead of raising the issue in the Parliament, the AIADMK MPs have been praising their leader everywhere, he said.
“If the dam is constructed, the drinking water supply will be totally stopped for the people Coimbatore, Erode and Tirupur districts. The government should immediately convene an all party meeting and take steps to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the move,” Stalin said.
The State government should pass a resolution in the Assembly and an all party delegation should meet the Prime Minister and urge him to stop the construction at Siruvani, he said.
Citing examples of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala convening all party meeting and approaching the Centre on various issues, Stalin said that if Jayalalithaa was not able to able to come to Delhi, the delegation could be led by Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam or PWD Minister Edappadi Palanisamy.