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Congress MLAs, MPs from TN to meet PM, Sonia

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Chennai, Nov 20 (UNI) A delegation of Congress MLAs and MPs from Tamil Nadu will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on November 29, seeking the Centre's intervention in the implementation of a Supreme Court order to increase the storage level of Mullaiperiyar dam from 136 ft to 142 ft.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the Congress MLAs' meeting, chaired by Congress Legislature Party leader D Sudarsanam, held at party headquarters 'Satyamurthy Bhavan' here today.

Briefing newspersons, Mr Sudarsanam said the Centre should ensure that the Kerala Government complied with the Supreme Court verdict in this regard.

He said the Congress delegation would visit the dam site on November 24 for a first-hand assessment.

Based on that, it would present a memorandum to the Prime Minister and Ms Gandhi, seeking the Centre's intervention in the matter, he added.

The meeting also resolved to extend full cooperation to Tamil Nadu Government on the issue.

In another resolution, the Congress legislators thanked the Centre for deciding to despatch humanitarian assistance to Tamils in Sri Lanka.

The meeting also urged the state government to implement flood relief measures in full swing, ensure sanction of co-operative loans to farmers and prevent irregularities in sand quarrying.

Expressing concern over steep hike in the price of construction materials and essential commodities in the recent times, the meeting urged the Centre to curb online trading which caused the spiralling of prices.

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