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State-wide protest by TN parties, trade unions for Cauvery Board

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on April 02, 2018 Published on April 02, 2018

Political parties and trade unions in Tamil Nadu staged a State-wide protests on Monday   -  THE HINDU

Apex court to hear TN’s contempt plea against Centre on April 9

Political parties and trade unions in Tamil Nadu staged a State-wide protests on Monday against the delay in constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

The ruling AIADMK will hold a fast on Tuesday to urge the Centre to set up the board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee.

DMK agitation plan

MK Stalin, DMK Working President, said the party would hold a protest from April 5 till the CMB is set up. The party will also organise a ‘Cauvery Retrieval Walk’ from the Cauvery delta till the Governor’s residence. He said the details of the protest would be decided after discussions with leaders.

Stalin also requested participation and support from other political party leaders, youth, people and traders for the Cauvery issue.

Fearing a large congregation on Chennai’s Marina Beach, as happened during the jallikattu protests, the police have cordoned off the beach to prevent large groups from getting together and organising any protest there.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a contempt plea filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the Centre for not constituting the the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and posted it for April 9. Tamil Nadu had sought contempt proceedings against the Centre for “failure” to frame the scheme for constituting the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), as directed by the apex court.

In its February order on the Cauvery dispute, the apex court had directed the Centre to set up the CMB and the CWRC within six weeks, which ended on March 29.

Published on April 02, 2018
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