Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the permission accorded to Karnataka for a detailed project report (DPR) on its proposed dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedattu. The chief minister submitted a 92-page memorandum to the prime minister and requested the Centre to cancel the permission given for conducting a survey for building a new dam in Mullaiperiyar by the Kerala government.
The memorandum also sought conferment of ''Bharat Ratna'' on former chief ministers of Tamil Nadu CN Annadurai and J Jayalalithaa.
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Listing various demands, the memorandum called for bringing three towns - Salem, Hosur and Neyveli under the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN.
K Palaniswami sought additional funds for providing ''Gaja'' cyclone relief.
He said the prime minister should take steps to protect the fireworks industry which provided livelihood to eight lakh people.
He said GST amount due for Tamil Nadu should be released immediately.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Madurai to inaugurate a number of projects in the state.
(With PTI inputs)