Stalin Takes Aim at TN Government for the Ongoing Water Crisis in Chennai
| IOP Desk - 24 Jun 2019

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Chennai/NewDelhi, June 24, 2019: Leading a prostest and demanding a solution to Chennai's water crisis, DMK President M.K.Stalin on Monday attacked Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK government  accusing them of not working enough to resolve the issue.

Stalin said the government did not take act when the lakes supplying water to the city started drying.

"The one question being asked by people across Tamil Nadu is 'where is the water'? The AIADMK government has not completed any drinking water project in the state. Its party officials are holding yagnas in temples -- not for the rains, but to protect their own government," Stalin told the people holding the demonstration with empty pots. 

The DMK chief said if his party comes to power, it will order a probe into the irregularities in the ongoing desalination water project.

On Saturday, the DMK held protests at all the district headquarters to press the government to mitigate people's suffering in the parched state.

While Cholavaram and Redhills and Chembarambakkam lakes that supply water to Chennai have run dry, there is only 19 mcft water left in Poondi reservoir, according to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.


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