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SC order only solution to Mullaperiyar issue: Jaya

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Chennai, Nov 21: Asserting that implementation of the Supreme Court order was the only solution to Mullaperiyar issue, AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today accused Chief Minister M Karunanidhi of being complacent in the matter to appease the Communists and to safeguard his family's business interests in Kerala.

In a statement here, she said the scheduled talks between the Chief Ministers of two states in New Delhi on November 29 would not be beneficial to farmers of five southern districts in Tamil Nadu as the stand to be taken by Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandam at the meeting was already known.

''There is no other way but to implement the SC order if the southern districts were to be benefitted,'' she said.

Questioning as to why Mr Karunanidhi had not ordered the downing of shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam to store water up to 142 ft when there was copious inflow, Ms Jayalalithaa charged him with appeasing the Communists to get their support for his minority government.

''Besides, he wanted no troubles for the Malayalam TV channels run by his grandson Kalanidhi Maran,'' she charged.

The AIADMK supremo also said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not give any kind of direction to Kerala on the issue as his Government ''could not sustain even for an hour'' without the support of Left parties.

It was a shame that the state Government failed to condemn the Kerala Government for providing police security to those who gheroed and shouted slogans against Public Works Minister Duraimurugan when he visited the dam site for inspection, she said.

UNI

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