Shutdown in Tamil Nadu on Apr 5 over Cauvery river water issue

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Apr 2018 08:38:43



CONDEMNING the Modi Government and the Tamil Nadu Government for “betraying” the State on the Cauvery river water issue, major Opposition parties on Sunday decided to hold a statewide shutdown on Thursday (April 5). A meeting of the parties was held at the DMK headquarters here.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit met Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and some senior officials at Raj Bhavan.

While the purpose of Purohit’s meeting is not known officially, it is speculated that it could be to take stock of the Cauvery issue fallout and other protests in the State. The DMK said in a statement issued here that the Central Government had failed to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as per an apex court order of February 16. The six-week deadline ended March-end.

The parties also decided to organise a march from the Cauvery Delta region in the State to Raj Bhavan here in which leaders of all political parties and the public would participate.