DMK chief M Karunanidhi said in a statement here. The action of giving permission without seeking Tamil Nadu’s opinion deserved to be strongly condemned, he added. The National Board for Wildlife had given nod to Kerala to conduct an EIA study for constructing a new dam. Quoting media reports, Karunanidhi said a Superintending Engineer of Kerala had said the Centre had also given nod for a study to build a dam across River Pambaru. The official had also said that construction activity would begin soon.
A day after Paneerselvam urged Modi to withdraw clearance to Kerala for the study, Karunanidhi said writing letters to the PM on issues of such nature would not be sufficient. Good results will come only if Chief Minister himself meets Prime Minister Modi by leading a delegation of all political parties, the DMK chief said. I urge the Tamil Nadu government to wake up at least now and go to Delhi and echo the State’s opinion so as to arrive at a good decision.