Wary of wa­ter wrath, AIADMK for early polls

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SECOND FRONT PAGE - G Ja­gan­nath g.ja­gan­[email protected]­dia.net

Chen­nai: With Chen­nai and ad­join­ing dis­tricts fac­ing worst ever drink­ing wa­ter short­age since 2004, the rul­ing AIADMK has urged the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion to hold the Lok Sabha polls in the first or sec­ond phase to avoid fac­ing the wrath of the vot­ers.

A me­moran­dum in this re­gard has been sub­mit­ted by se­nior AIADMK lead­ers M Tham­bidu­rai and P Venu­gopal to the EC on Thurs­day. “We have sub­mit­ted a me­moran­dum to the EC seek­ing to hold the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu in the first phase it­self,” Venu­gopal told DNA.

Usu­ally, LS polls would be held in five to six phases across the coun­try in April and May but in Tamil Nadu, the polls would be held in a sin­gle phase in April end or May. Con­sid­er­ing the failed north­east mon­soon in north Tamil Nadu, par­tic­u­larly Chen­nai, the state is likely to face acute drink­ing wa­ter short­age dur­ing the peak sum­mer month of May.

Chen­nai city faces worst ever wa­ter scarcity since 2004 with the four reser­voirs that sup­ply drink­ing wa­ter has al­most dried up with a com­bined stor­age of less than one-tenth of its to­tal ca­pac­ity.

Full re­port: dnain­dia.com

Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.