The Tamil Nadu Assembly is meeting in a special session on Thursday to adopt a resolution to register the State’s opposition to Karnataka’s proposal to build a dam across Cauvery in Mekedatu, it has been officially announced.
The decision follows the demand of all political parties, including the main opposition DMK, to call the Assembly to take a united stand on the issue.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami has already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the permission given by the Central Water Commission to Karnataka to prepare a detailed project report on Mekedatu and followed it up with a case in the Supreme Court.
The State has also raised the issue at the Cauvery Water Management Authority.
The AIADMK Government’s decision follows the meeting held in Tiruchi by the DMK and other opposition parties in Tiruchi on Tuesday in which this demand for a special session was reiterated.
The State BJP has no representation in the Assembly. Even otherwise, it stands politically isolated.
At the Tiruchi meeting, DMK president M K Stalin, responding to State BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan’s claim that lotus would bloom in Tamil Nadu, asked: How can it without (Cauvery) water”?