MDMK general secretary Vaiko was arrested along with about 100 party workers near Amaravathy check-post, 90 km from here, when they were proceeding to Kerala today to check whether that state government was constructing a dam across Pamba river which also caters to thousands of acres for irrigation in TN.
Earlier, addressing party workers Vaiko said that the reported construction of the dam would deprive water to
thousands of farmers in Tirupur district who were dependent on the river for irrigation.
If need arose, his party would block supply of essential commodities being transported to Kerala from Tamil Nadu if it
continued with it efforts to constrcut the dam.