Government officials from Tamil Nadu claimed that they would not attend any special meeting with Kerala government as the Supreme Court has not yet delivered any judgment over the controversial case.
Pouring water on Kerala's plan of out of court settlement, Tamil Nadu decided not to send its Public Works and Water Resources Department Secretary M Saikumar to attend the meeting with officials from Kerala. The meeting was scheduled for Dec 16.
It seems that Tamil Nadu is waiting for the report which would be submitted by the Empowered Committee (EC) which was appointed by the apex court. The report is expected to study the strength of the 116-year-old dam which is situated in Kerala but serves water to Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, Kerala state assembly conducted a special session on Friday, Dec 9 to discuss the disputed issue (Mullaperiyar dam) and it is expected that the session would come up with some concrete resolution to solve the problem.