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Karuna is ‘jealous’ of AIADMK’s growing clout: Jaya

Karuna is ‘jealous’ of AIADMK’s growing clout: Jaya
Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his ‘wrong’ statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was ‘jealous’ of her party’s growing clout.

‘Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to tolerate the growing clout of AIADMK headed by me. It is a reflection of jealousy and a result of political grudge,’ she said in a statement here. With Kerala opposed to inter-linking of two of its rivers with Tamil Nadu’s Vaipar, Karunanidhi had on 27 June sought to know the AIADMK government’s stand on it.

‘When I met Prime Minister Modi on June 3, I had appealed to him to consider diversion of waters from Pampa and Achenkovil (in Kerala) to Vaipar in Tamil Nadu,’ she had said on 28 June in response to a poser of Karunanidhi. Also the National Register of Large Dams had made it clear that the four dams were operated and maintainted by Tamil Nadu.

The authorities were urged to include a note that the dams are owned by Tamil Nadu.
‘This has been accepted and it has been said that the note as requested by Tamil Nadu will be incorporated during the revision of the National Register,’ she had said. Hinting at this explanation made by her earlier, Jayalalithaa today said the DMK leader ‘neither understood her explanation nor referred to national registers’ on dams.

Even Supreme Court judgement of 7 May affirmed that Tamil Nadu owned and operated Mullaiperiyar dam though it was situated in Kerala, she said, adding, this point was made by her already. Also, no official document says that Kerala owned Mullaiperiyar, Parambikulam, Thunakadavu and Peruvaripallam dams, she said.
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