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AIADMK supports TN government in Hogenakkal drinking water project, flays Karnataka’s opposition

- January 23, 2022

Chennai, Jan 23 (BPNS)

The opposition AIADMK has extended its support to the Tamil Nadu government in phase II of the Hogenakkal drinking water project in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts. AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam in a statement on Sunday also flayed the opposition of Karnataka to the project.

OPS said,” Karnataka don’t have any moral or for that matter legal rights to prevent the implementation of the Hogenakkal drinking water project within Tamil Nadu. The Karnataka side  refuses to release the quantum of water in the Cauvery it is legally bound to do as per the Supreme court judgment unless all its reservoirs are  filled up.”

He also said that the DMK government of Tamil Nadu should implement the project and that the AIADMK led opposition would extend its full support to the government.

The senior leader also charged that Karnataka opposes any project in Tamil Nadu and that the state does not have any right to do so.

The former Chief Minister said that a detailed project report on the Hogenakkal Drinking Water project was prepared in 1986 during the period of MG Ramachandran but could not be implemented due to a lack of funds. He said that in 1994 a DPR with a revised project report.

The AIADMK leader said that late Chief Minister and AIADMK leader, late J. Jayalalithaa had also sent a proposal to the Union government in 2005 and the foundation stone was unveiled in 2008.