There is limit for patience, Karunanidhi tells K'taka

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Chennai, Mar 30 (UNI) Asserting that the Hogenakkal drinking water project would be implemented at any cost, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today warned Karnataka that there was a limit for patience and urged the Centre to preserve India's sovereignty on the issue.

Inaugurating a new flyover in the city, Mr Karunanidhi, referring to the reported threat by a Kannada outfit that buses from Tamil Nadu would not be allowed to enter Karnataka if the project was not shelved, said ''his patience has a limit.'' Sending across an emphatic and strong message to Karnataka, more particularly to the BJP, which had been opposing the project, he said Tamil Nadu always remained calm during inter-state water disputes, (like Cauvery), to maintain the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

'We treated the neighbours like our brothers and we do not want to adopt any confrontationist attitude with them,'' he added.

Miffed over the threat by a Kannada outfit, he said ''however, there is limit for everything. My patience has a limit.'' Mr Karunanidhi urged the Centre to prevail upon Karnataka and the BJP unit in that state to shed opposition to the scheme, which was aimed at providing drinking water to the people of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts where the ground water was contaminated due to presence of high flouride content.

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