Support of Chief Minister, MP to be sought for getting appointment with Manmohan

An all party meeting convened by the Kumily village panchayat on Monday has decided to seek intervention of the Prime Minister to solve the Mullaperiyar crisis. The meeting has also decided to submit representations to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and P.T. Thomas MP in this regard.

The support of the Chief Minister and the MP will be sought for getting the appointment with the Prime Minister, said V. Ponnuraj, president of the panchayat. The panchayat will pass a resolution urging the Prime Minister to take the initiative for amicably solving the issue, he said.

The meeting has formed a 51-member action council comprising representatives of all political parties and religious leaders.

It was also decided to organize a mass rally in Kumily on December 1 for highlighting the threats faced by the people of the State. The action council will also hold a fast on December 5 when a legislative committee on water resources visits the area. The committee members will be invited to the venue of the fast and a dialogue with them would be initiated. Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph is expected to join the delegation.