Mekedatu Row: Pondy govt condemns Karnatka, Modi
Tamil Nadu

Mekedatu Row: Pondy govt condemns Karnatka, Modi

Puducherry, Dec 8 : The Puducherry government would adopt a resolution condemning Karnataka and Union government for the move by the neighbouring state to construct a dam at Mekedatu across river Cauvery and granting permission by the Centre to it, in the special session of the Assembly on December 14, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday.

Talking to news persons here, the Chief Minister said the Karnataka government and the Central government were not only disrespecting the Supreme Court Judgement on the Cauvery water issue, but also depriving the rights of Puducherry which need to be condemned strongly.

On the lines of Tamil Nadu, the government also moved the Supreme Court on the Mekedatu row on Friday and t to come for hearing next week. He said immediately after the Gaja cyclone, he visited Karaikal region of the Union Territory and provided interim relief to the affected.

On request, the central team also visited Karaikal and assessed the damages and it has submitted a report to the centre. The government has sought a relief of Rs 1342 crore. So far there was interim relief from the centre, he added.

Unfortunately, the Prime Minister is avoiding to visit the Gaja affected Tamil Nadu and Karaikal areas, he said, adding that it is disappointing that the central government is ignoring when the people of south are affected by a calamity. (UNI)