Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday said the AIADMK will take a call on an alliance with the BJP only after the Lok Sabha election schedules are announced.
Talking to media here after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Palaniswami, however, avoided further elaborations on the issue saying he came to meet the PM to submit a memorandum on state’s demands and not due to political reasons.
Palaniswami listed various demands including the state’s opposition to Karnataka’s proposal to construct a reservoir across river Cauvery at Mekedatu. The 20-point memorandum submitted by him also called for bringing three Tamil Nadu towns–Hosur, Ramanathapuram and Neyveli– under the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN.
On the Cauvery issue, Palaniswami referred to Karnataka sending a feasibility report to the Centre on the construction of a 67.16 TMC ft ‘balancing reservoir’ at Mekedatu. The proposal amounts to ‘a clear violation’ of the final order of the Cauvery Tribunal and the Supreme Court judgement, he contended.