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Coimbatore

A relief, but not enough to raise Samba crops: Tamilisai

Covai Post Network

The release of water from Cauvery, after the Supreme Court order, though has come as a relief, was not adequate to raise the Samba crops, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president, Tamilisai Soundararajan said here today.

“Though Tamil Nadu has equal rights on Cauvery water, the State is in a peculiar situation as it has to get it through legal process,” Tamilisai told reporters here.

Urging the State government to convene an all party meeting to discuss and find a strategy to the issue, she said it should also take efforts to get 25 tmcft water for the benefit of farmers.

The ongoing agitation across the border against the order was against national spirit and the Karnataka Government should deal it with iron hands, even as people were put into lot of hardship due to non-plying of buses from both the States, Tamilisai, who was here to participate in Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations, said.

“The Karnataka unit of the BJP has participated in the all party meeting convened by that government and the party was fighting for the cause of their State,” she said.

Claiming that BJP never extended support to Kerala Government on the proposed dam across Siruvani, Tamilisai said that the Tamil Nadu unit of her party had already registered its protest with the Environment Ministry and assured that it would not betray Tamil Nadu and will certainly  protect its rights.

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