TN CM submits 20-point memorandum of demands to Modi


 TAMIL NADU: Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submitted a memorandum listing various demands.


The list includes the state's opposition to Karnataka's proposal to construct a reservoir across river Cauvery at Mekedatu.

“The decision on alliance for the next Lok Sabha elections would be taken only after the schedule was announced,” said Palanisami after meeting with Modi.

He was answering a question on the possibility of AIADMK aligning with the BJP for next general elections.

The 20-point memorandum submitted by him also called for bringing three Tamil Nadu towns--Hosur, Ramanathapuram and Neyveli-- under the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN.

On the Cauvery issue, Palaniswami requested to Karnataka for sending a feasibility report to the Centre on the construction of a 67.16 TMC ft 'balancing reservoir' at Mekedatu.

“The proposal amounts to 'a clear violation' of the final order of the Cauvery Tribunal and the Supreme Court judgement”, he said.

He requested Modi to instruct the Central Water Commission or any other relevant agency to stop processing of Karnataka's feasibility report to build the reservoir.

He also urged the Prime Minister to quicken the setting up of AIIMS in Madurai district, release funds to the tune of Rs 4,445 crore for permanent flood mitigation initiatives for Chennai and IGST arrears for the year 2017-18.




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