MK Stalin meets PM, Stalin submits 14-point memo

1 April 2022, 11:46 am
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Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and sought among other things permission to provide life-saving drugs and essential commodities to Lankan Tamils reeling under the economic crisis.

In his 14-point memorandum submitted to the PM, Stalin referred to the recent arrival of 16 Lankan Tamils who fled the island nation and said, “They embarked on the perilous journey due to unaffordable essential commodities in Sri Lanka. More such persons may be arriving.”

“Government of Tamil Nadu is willing to provide essential commodities and life-saving medicines to the SL Tamils living in northern and eastern parts and Colombo as well as those working in the plantation sector and also the vulnerable group of women and children,” Stalin said, requesting the PM to “accord necessary permission to undertake this benevolent activity.” On the controversial Mekadatu dam row, the CM implored Modi to direct the Ministry not to give clearance to Karnataka for this or any new reservoir project in the Cauvery basin and advise Cauvery Water Management Authority to not approve it.