Tamil Nadu political fight casts its shadow on Chittoor

Tamil Nadu political fight casts its shadow on Chittoor
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It is intriguing to note that the bitter political fight in Tamil Nadu between the ruling AIADMK, which is fighting with its back to the wall to save its government, and the main opposition DMK, which waged an all-out war to dislodge it, casting its shadow on the bordering Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.

Tirupati: It is intriguing to note that the bitter political fight in Tamil Nadu between the ruling AIADMK, which is fighting with its back to the wall to save its government, and the main opposition DMK, which waged an all-out war to dislodge it, casting its shadow on the bordering Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.

A check-dam proposed across a stream Peddavagu in Nelvayal in SR Puram mandal in Chittoor district has been seen an opportunity for the opposition DMK and other Tamil groups to put the AIADMK government in a corner. Irrigation officials of Chittoor district are baffled by this bizarre drama with political overtones. They say the issue is being blown out of proportions by instigating the farmers of Veligaram, on the other side of the border, which forced them to suspend the work to avoid further confrontation.

With the opposition and Tamil groups turning a minor water dispute into an emotive issue, TN Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy went to the extent of dashing a lengthy letter to his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh seeking his intervention to stop the construction of the small three-feet high check-dam which in no way obstructs the flow of water from the stream to the tank on the other side of the border in Tamil Naidu, only to silence the opposition and stop them from exploiting the check-dam issue to the hilt.

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