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Apr 02, 2008 at 12:47pm IST

MK asks Centre to intervene in water war

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has asked the Centre to intervene and find an amicable solution to the controversy over the Hogenakkal Fall Water Project.

Karunanidhi has also called for an all party meeting in his state to discuss the future course of action.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously condemned the violence in Karnataka over the issue.

Kannada Rakshana Vedike activists have been violently protesting in Bangalore and even forcing theatres there to stop screening Tamil films.

The protests follow Tamil Nadu Chief Minster Karunanidhi's recent comment that he will go ahead with the project on the River Cauvery at any cost.

He has also asked the Centre to remove all hurdles in the way of the project.

Karunanidhi's comments came after Karnataka BJP leader, B S Yedyurappa led a delegation to Hogenakkal. The BJP wants the project to be declared illegal.

The Rs 1,300 crore project is expected to supply water to the districts of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.

Sharing of Cauvery water has been a major issue of contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for decades.