New Delhi: Seeking an amicable solution to the vexed Mullaperiyar dam dispute, Kerala Water Resources Minister P J Joseph will observe a day-long fast at Birla House here on Tuesday.

"I will observe a day-long fast at Birla House seeking a peaceful solution to Mullaperiyar dam dispute. My move is to express solidarity with thousands of people who will sit on fast in Kerala on Tuesday seeking an amicable solution to the issue," Joseph said.

Kerala and Tamil Nadu are at loggerheads over the safety of 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam.

While Kerala says the dam is in danger and the region is witnessing a number of quakes, Tamil Nadu has rejected any such fears saying the Ministers and officials of Kerala were "spreading panic and rumours" among people through media on the issue.

(Agencies)