Horata Samithi relaunches agitation against Hogenakkal project

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Chamarajanagara, May 31 (UNI) The Hogenakkal Horata Samithi of the Chamarajanagara district today relaunched its agitation against the Tamil Nadu government's proposed drinking water project at Hogenakkal in the bordering area.

The Horata Samithi members staged dharna in the Chamarjanagara town and urged the Tamil Nadu government to stop work on the Rs 1,334 crore drinking water project, at the disputed Hogenakkal falls until the issue is settled.

They urged the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to stop Tamil Nadu from implementing the project as declared by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi recently.

Mr Karunanidhi, reportedly announced two days back that work on the project was going on as per schedule and there was no need to approach the Centre to urge Karnataka to lift its objection.

The Horata Samithi also burnt an effigy of Mr Karunanidhi on the occasion and threatened to intensify its agitation if the state Government did not take any serious steps to resolve the issue immediately.

Mr Yeddyurappa had visited the Hogenakkal site along with K S Ehswarappa and challenged the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to start the drinking water project before the elections to the Assembly commenced.

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