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Dam across Siruvani: DMK to hold protest on September 3

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Published Aug 29, 2016, 6:41 am IST
Updated Aug 29, 2016, 7:20 am IST
DMK chief M Karunanidhi. (Photo: PTI)
 DMK chief M Karunanidhi. (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: DMK will hold a protest rally in Coimbatore on September 3 against the construction of a dam across Siruvani by the Kerala Government, party chief M Karunanidhi announced here on Sunday. in a statement, Mr Karunanidhi said the protest rally would be addressed by party treasurer and Opposition Leader in Tamil Nadu Assembly M.K. Stalin and it would reflect the problems of people of three districts – Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode.

Accusing the AIADMK government of not taking measures at the appropriate time, he demanded the reasons for the delay, while asserting that the Kerala government had no powers to construct Siruvani dam and its attempt is purely based on Tamil Nadu’s failure to oppose the project.

The Kerala government has proposed a dam at Mukkali in Attapadi for a length of 500 metres and height of 51 metres at a cost of Rs 900 crore, Mr Karunanidhi said, quoting media reports.

He also asked the Tamil Nadu Government to release letters written by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa regarding construction of the dam by Kerala.

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