Kerala, September 11: Various political parties and organisations, including Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) party, staged protest urging Kerala government to allow the Siruvani Reservoir to reach its full capacity. The decision to protest was taken at a meeting convened on Saturday. Arif Mohammad Khan Appointed as Governor of Kerala; Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra And Rajasthan Get New Governors.
According to an ANI report, Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK), general secretary K Ramakrishnan alleged that the Kerala Government on purpose released water from the Siruvani Reservoir so that the water level did not touch the full reservoir level mark.
Check ANI tweet:
Coimbatore: Various political parties & organisations, including Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) party, staged protest urging Kerala govt to allow the Siruvani Reservoir to reach its full capacity. (10.09) #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/X2rNpdIGo3
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2019
The political parties as a mark of protests had decided to stop buses coming from Kerala to enter Coimbatore at Thiruvalluvar bus stand. Following the 2018 floods in the state, the Kerala government decided to reduce the maximum water level of the reservoir by five feet.