Puducherry Assembly session on Dec 14 over Mekedatu issue
The Puducherry Assembly has been re-convened to meet on December 14 to discuss the Mekedatu issue. Speaker V Vaithilingam has re-convened the session to meet at 10 AM, according to a communication from the Assembly secretary A Vincent Rayar.
Though it did not mention the agenda of the session, the House is likely to adopt a resolution against the Centre's approval to the Karnataka government to prepare a detailed project report for the construction of a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu.
DMK and AIADMK legislators had staged protests at the Assembly Speaker's chamber recently to urge the territorial government to convene a special session to discuss the issue. Puducherry is among the riparian states of Cauvery and it is feared that if the dam comes up, availability of water for Karaikal farmers would be curtailed.
The announcement comes a day after the Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a resolution urging the Centre to withdraw permission given to Karnataka to prepare the DPR.
(With inputs from agencies.)