CPI Calls for Ban on Water Use by Foreign Companies
Tiruchirapalli: The Communist Party of India(CPI), a key ally of the
DMK led Democratic Progressive Alliance(DPA) in Tamil Nadu today said
it was in favour of a coalition government in the state.
Addressing a press conference here CPI Tamil Nadu unit secretary T
Pandian said the party would make this suggestion to the DPA after
discussing it with its fraternal parties.
"It is a genuine idea, hence it must be accepted," he said and added,
"however, we cannot impose or insist for it." Mr Pandian further said
the concept of coalition government has been very successful at the
Centre. And as times are changing, there is nothing wrong in having
it in the state also.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the Tamil Nadu government granting
permission to the multi-national firm coca cola to tap the water resources
of Tamiraparani river for trading through SIPCOT.
It was a wrong act, he said and added the party will not allow Tamiraparani
water to be tapped. "Indian water should not be exploited by foreign
companies. If they want, let them bring water from United States by
ship and do their business here," Mr Pandian added.
He urged the centre to intervene immediately and ban any foreign company
from tapping Indian water for trade. Moreover, it will affect the
people of Kovilpatti, Sattur and Virudhunagar, as a drinking water
project plan was being implemented there, he said.
Mr Pandian said to draw the attention of the Centre and state governments
over this issue, CPI will observe a fast on October 2.
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