: MLAs of DMK,an ally of the ruling congress and those in the opposition AIADMK Wednesday staged a separate sit in protest at the chamber of SpeakerV Vaithilingam, demanding a special assembly session to condemn the Centre for granting permission to Karnataka to prepare a Detailed Project Report on Mekadatu dam across Cauvery river.
DMK legislature party leader R Siva, who led the party's protest, sought immediate announcement of the date of special session of the assembly to discuss the issue.
He said that if construction of the dam were permitted,it would curtail release of water to lower riparian states.
On this assurance, the dmk members gave up the stir and left the Speaker's chamber.
A few minutes later, opposition MLAs A Anbalagan, A Baskar and Vayyapuri Manikandan barged into the chamber and squatted on the floor, urging convening of a special session of the Assembly to adopt a resolution on the matter.
He later told the members that a decision for special session would be taken soon after the chief minister returned from kerala, following which the members dispersed.
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