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PTI puducherry India
Updated: 05-12-2018 22:35 IST

Mekedatu; DMK& AIADMK MLAs stage separate sit in protest in

Speaker`s chamber

Puducherry,Dec 5 (PTI): MLAs of DMK,an ally of the ruling

congress and those in the opposition AIADMK Wednesday staged a

separate sit in protest at the chamber of SpeakerV

Vaithilingam, demanding a special assembly session to condemn

the Centre for granting permission to Karnataka to prepare a

Detailed Project Report on Mekadatu dam across Cauvery river.

DMK legislature party leader R Siva, who led the party's

protest, sought immediate announcement of the date of special

session of the assembly to discuss the issue.

He said that if construction of the dam were permitted,it

would curtail release of water to lower riparian states.

The Speaker told the member that he would discuss the

plea with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, who was now away in

Kerala and arrange for the special session.

On this assurance, the dmk members gave up the stir and

left the Speaker`s chamber.

A few minutes later, opposition MLAs A Anbalagan, A Baskar

and Vayyapuri Manikandan barged into the chamber and squatted

on the floor, urging convening of a special session of the

Assembly to adopt a resolution on the matter.

The Speaker contacted the Chief Minister over phone and

informed him of the protests by the members.

He later told the members that a decision for special

session would be taken soon after the chief minister returned

from kerala, following which the members dispersed.

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