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TN assembly convened on Dec 6; Opp parties hold protest over

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai/Thiruchirappalli 

The Assembly has been convened to meet here on December 6 amid demands by the DMK-led opposition parties for a special session to discuss Karnataka's proposal to build a dam across at

A brief notification issued by Banwarilal Purohit Tuesday said the House will meet at 4 PM Thursday, but did not mention the agenda for the session.

However, the notification came on a day when the DMK-led opposition parties staged a protest in Tiruchirappalli, in the heart of the Cauvery delta region, against the Centre's nod to Karnataka for a Detailed Project Report for building the dam at across the inter-state and demanding special assembly session.

Addressing the protesters, M K said if the dam was permitted, it would affect farmers who depend on Cauvery waters for irrigation.

"The farmers have been already hit badly by theGaja cyclone which is a natural calamity...and now Karnataka is trying to create an artificial calamity by the proposed construction of the dam at If the dam is built, will not get water for irrigation," he said.

accused the of "sleeping" over the issue despite the state assembly adopting unanimous resolutions twice against it in the past.

The also attacked the BJP-led NDA government for giving its sanction for the DPR.

He demanded convening of a special assembly session to enable adoption of a resolution opposing the dam for being sent to the Centre.

K Palaniswami had last week written to Narendra Modi, drawing his attention to Tamil Nadu's opposition to the feasibility report for the dam earlier.

He has urged the Centre to withdraw its permission to Karnataka for the DPR.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 22:10 IST