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Jayalalithaa wants Tamil Nadu to join dam panel

Chennai, Feb 22 (Calcutta Tube) AIADMK General Secretary J.Jayalalithaa Monday urged the Tamil Nadu government to nominate someone who can effectively put across the state’s viewpoint on the Mullaperiyar dam case.

She condemned the DMK party general council resolution Saturday opposing the apex court’s decision to form a five-member committee under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice of India A.S.Anand to go into all issues relating to the dam’s safety and the water storage level.

The court had asked both Tamil Nadu and Kerala, fighting a legal battle over the Mullaperiyar dam, to nominate one technical expert each as members of the panel, while the central government was to nominate two technical experts.

The DMK’s resolution also urged the Tamil Nadu government not to nominate any member to the apex court committee.

Terming the DMK’s decision as ‘wrong’, Jayalalithaa contended such an action could add support to Kerala’s stand, and noted the apex court has appointed the committee in a case filed by the Tamil Nadu government.

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