In a brief meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, PMK’s youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss raised issues including the proposed building of check dams across Palar River and its tributaries by Andhra government, electoral reforms and sale of student debts to asset reconstruction companies.
He sought his intervention to stop the work on the river and its tributaries and allow natural flow of water to Tamil Nadu.
During his ten-minute meet with Modi, the PMK leader detailed the agreement entered between Madras Presidency and Mysore in 1892, which disallowed the upper riparian state to build any new dam or structure to obstruct, divert or store water without the consent of the lower riparian state.
He also raised the issue of the need for electoral reforms after Opposition parties had alleged large scale distribution of money to voters in the recently concluded Assembly elections in May.
He also appealed to Prime Minister Modi to look into the practice of banks selling education loans to non-performing asset creation companies, which is proving to be detrimental to the interests of the student society.
On the controversial sale of State Bank of India’s sale of education loans as NPA to Reliance Assets Reconstruction Company, Anbumani urged Modi to take serious cognizance of the issue, involving students’ education.
“A special credit guarantee fund should be created to enable the banks to claim their loan portfolio. The educational loan account in case of default should not be accounted under NPA. The government should issue an order to the banks not to hand over these loans to asset reconstruction companies,” he said.