Chennai News Live: TN, Kerala should behave like normal litigant before court on Mullaperiyar dam issue, says SC – The Indian Express

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Mullaperiyar Dam (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Bipinkdas at Malayalam Wikipedia)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live News: The Supreme Court Wednesday said the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu might have “political compulsion outside” but both the states should “behave” like any normal litigant before the court in the matter related to the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar dam. The apex court observed that these states are making statements and political observations against each other but the court is not concerned with that.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar said that before making any grievances in the court, the parties must first approach the supervisory committee before taking any step for the release or management of water level in the dam, built in 1895 on the Periyar river in Idukki district of Kerala.

The Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and its former Law Minister C Ve Shanmugham to prefer an appeal against the recent ruling of a single judge quashing all the orders of the previous party-led government that enabled converting the residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa into a memorial. The single judge had earlier quashed all the orders starting from 2017 and culminating in the taking over of Jayalalithaa’s Veda Nilayam residence at the posh Poes Garden to convert it into a memorial for her.

Vigilance raids were held in different parts of Tamil Nadu at the premises of senior AIADMK leader and former Minister P Thangamani, in connection with a disproportionate assets case, police said. Thangamani held the Electricity and Prohibition and Excise portfolios in the previous AIADMK regime. He is the fifth former minister from the main opposition party in the state to come under the vigilance net over alleged disproportionate assets, with the others being MR Vijayabhaskar, SP Velumani, K C Veeramani and C Vijayabaskar.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu added 640 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing the caseload to 27,37,335, while the death toll rose to 36,644 with 11 more deaths, the health department said. Chennai and Coimbatore accounted for the majority of new infections with 126 and 106 cases, respectively, while the remaining was scattered across other districts.

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