Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TN nominates representative to committee on dam issue

CHENNAI: Reversing its stand not to participate in the five-member empowered committee constituted by Supreme Court to resolve the long pending dispute on the Mullaperiyar dam with Kerala, Tamil Nadu government Wednesday nominated former Chief Justice of India Justice A R Lakshmanan in the committee.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi made this announcement in the state assembly Wednesday. The Apex Court, while hearing petitions by Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments on the dam issue, had constituted a committee headed by Justice A S Anand, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to resolve the dispute.

The committee consisted of two representatives of the Centre, one each from Tamil Nadu and Kerala besides Justice Anand. Kerala government has already nominated Justice K T Thomas, former Supreme Court Judge, as its nominee

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