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Coimbatore

Cauvery row: Stalin meets Panneerselvam, urges for all-party meet

Covai Post Network

Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin today met Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam at the Secretariat here to discuss Cauvery row and other issues revolving around it.

Stalin, who met the Finance Minister, presented to him copy of three resolutions passed at a meeting yesterday with various farmers associations owing allegiance to the Congress, CPI and CPI(M).

“We want the Government to convene a special session of the Assembly and before that the Government should convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue,” he told media persons later.

The Government should lead an all-party delegation to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ascertain the State’s rights in the Cauvery issue, Stalin said and hoped that the Government would do the needful at the earliest.

State Public Works Department Minister Edappadi Palanisamy was present during the meeting. While he too was presented with a copy of the resolution, another copy was sent to Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao.

Stalin was accompanied by Deputy Floor Leader Durai Murugan, party legislators J. Anbazhagan, M. Subramanian, P.K. Sekar Babu and several others.

No need for all-party meet: AIADMK

Meanwhile, AIADMK spokesperson Panruti S. Ramachandran today said there was no need to convene an all-party meeting at this moment.

“The next hearing is on October 18 in the Supreme Court. So there is no necessity to convene an all-party meeting now,” he said.

He also said the Chief Minister’s condition was better and she was improving.

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