TN CM Stalin rules out scope for parleys with Karnataka on Mekedatu reservoir row

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Okay Stalin on Monday dominated out scope for talks with Karnataka over the Mekedatu dam subject. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Okay Stalin on Monday dominated out scope for talks with Karnataka over the Mekedatu dam subject. Based on the Centre’s assurances, his authorities is assured that Karnataka can not go forward in its initiative and authorized choices would even be pursued within the dam matter, Stalin instructed reporters within the nationwide capital after calling on President Ram Nath Kovind.

Stalin stated the Tamil Nadu authorities has determined to commemorate the centenary of the Assembly, arrange in 1921 and recognized then because the Madras Legislative Council, which was the primary elected physique of the then Madras Presidency.

The Chief Minister stated he requested the President to preside over the commemoration of the centenary of the primary elected House of individuals which he accepted and the occasion would additionally see the disclosing of the portrait of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi within the Assembly.

Kovind additionally has agreed to put the inspiration stones for a library in Madurai, and in Chennai, a authorities hospital and a pillar to commemorate 75 years of independence, he stated, including, the President stated he would give his appointment for the proposed occasion in a few days.

Asked if he took up any Tamil Nadu associated points with Kovind just like the NEET or launch of the seven Rajiv


Gandhi assassination case convicts, he replied within the adverse. 

On the difficulty of convicts, Stalin stated he wrote to Kovind searching for their launch as quickly as he assumed workplace in May because the Chief Minister.

“The matter is in courtroom, we have now to pursue authorized measures and we’ll proceed to boost our voice (searching for

their launch),” he stated. 

On Karnataka exerting strain on the Centre over the Mekedatu dam subject, Stalin stated he had sought steps towards the neighboring state’s bid to construct a reservoir throughout Cauvery when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi lately.

Also, days in the past when a delegation of events represented within the Tamil Nadu Assembly met Union Jal Shakti

Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, had assured that Karnataka can not go forward (because it had not fulfilled circumstances for preparation of Detailed Project Report).

Asked on Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s assertions that the dam could be constructed, Stalin stated the federal government is assured that the initiative can not progress based mostly on the assurances of the Prime Minister and Jal Shakti Minister. “The matter is also in the Supreme Court. We will face it legally.”

Whether Tamil Nadu would participate in talks over the Mekedatu subject if Karnataka selected to ask its neighbour, Stalin stated, “there is no scope for talks, this has been made clear by our (Water Resources) Minister (Duraimurugan).”

If he would convene a gathering of Chief Ministers of the opposite riparian state of Kerala and the union territory of Puducherry, he stated presently, there was no necessity for it.

According to the state Assembly portal, the Madras Legislative Council was arrange in 1921 beneath the Government of India Act 1919.

The council’s time period was for three years and it had 132 members of which, 34 had been nominated by the Governor and the remaining had been elected. It met for the primary time on January 9, 1921, at Fort St. George in Chennai, then generally known as Madras.

The council was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught, a paternal uncle of the King of England, on January 12, 1921, on the request made by Governor Lord Wellington. The Governor addressed the Council on February 14, 1921. 

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