Mullaperiyar dam row intensifies: Jaya asks PM to salve dam

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Chennai, Dec 5: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa insisted PM Manmohan Singh to deploy Central forces at Mullaperiyar dam vicinity as there were reports that some political parties of Kerala took to violence and created commotion demanding the decommission of the alleged obsolete dam.

"In view of the violent activities reported at the dam site, it is imperative that CISF forces be deployed at the dam immediately. I, therefore, request you to order deployment of Central Industrial Security Force at the site to avert any man-made catastrophic consequences immediately," she said in a letter to the Prime Minister.

About 200 people had damaged a gate at Tamil Nadu Electricity Board facility on Saturday, while certain "lumpen elements" went to the dam on Sunday from Vallakadavu (Kerala) with a JCB (excavator) and some equipment with the intention of discharging water and damaging the dam, she said.

"As I have pointed out earlier, the orchestrated campaign of fear mongering carried on by Kerala government has led to this situation wherein the very security and safety of the Dam is being deliberately threatened," she said in the letter.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI) 

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