AIADMK, DMK face-off in RS

New Delhi:Tamil parties AIADMK and DMK had a face-off in Rajya Sabha today after the former raised the issue of construction of check dams by Andhra Pradesh on Pallar river flowing it the state.  

When Vijila Sathyanath (AIADMK) rose to speak on her Zero Hour mention, DMK members led by Tiruchi Siva and Kanimozhi objected to it saying she should not be allowed to raise the matter as their notices on the same issue were disallowed earlier.  

AIADMK members were immediately on their feet to support their party colleague, with senior member A Navaneethakrishnan even walking up to the Chair demanding that Sathyanath be allowed to complete her submission.  

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the Chairman has allowed her Zero Hour mention and so she has been permitted to speak. 

Amid protests from DMK members, she said Andhra Pradesh has constructed check dams on the river without the permission of Tamil Nadu.