August 30, 2016
Ooty: Instead of constantly writing letters to the Centre and the Prime Minister, Tamil Nadu government should take concrete steps to solve the problems being faced by the state, like the Cauvery issue, the Tamil Nadu CPI-M unit secretary, G Ramakrishnan said today.
The Karnataka government had, after convening an all-party meeting, made its stand clear on the Cauvery issue. Ramakrishnan told reporters in Ooty that the Tamil Nadu government should also convene such a meeting and exert pressure on the Centre to direct Karnataka to release the water as per the verdict.
“There is no point in writing continuously to the Prime Minister or the Centre. It is time to take concrete steps to get the water released, by exerting pressure,” he said. He was on his way to attend the Nilgiris District committee meeting today.
When asked about the four-party Peoples Welfare Front, formed during the recent assembly elections, Ramakrishnan said that the front will continue, since it was the only force which can fight both the AIADMK and the DMK.
On the issue of scrapping the method of directly electing the Mayors, he said that the Government
should withdraw the rule. “Otherwise it would lead to horse-trading and corruption,” Ramakrishnan said.
Ramakrishnan also appealed to the public to support the nationwide strike called by major trade union on September 2 over the economic policies of the Modi government.