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Coimbatore

TN Government should put political pressure on Centre on Cauvery issue

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu Government should put political pressure on the BJP-led Central Government for constitution of Cauvery Management Board thus ensuring State’s due share of water, State CPI said today.

Tamil Nadu is being deprived of water by Karnataka for the last few years and the Centre, eyeing the assembly polls in that State, was acting against Tamil Nadu, despite the Supreme Court verdict to constitute the Board in six weeks, CPI State Secretary R Mutharasan told reporters here.

Even Karnataka was not respecting the verdict, which is condemnable, he said. When Tamil Nadu government approached the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard as decided in the All party meeting, the PMO has asked to meet Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, who had already expressed his opinion against constituting the Board.

The Cauvery water issue was not an issue of water only, but the question of Country’s unity and sovereignty and the State Government should immediately convene another all Party meeting to decide the future course of action, he said.

The state government should put political pressure on the Centre to get its due share of water, he said.

On the drubbings in Tirpura elections, Mutharasan blamed that it was the reflection of Modi’s money and muscle power and Modi who was talking against divisive politics, had joined hands with such forces there.

Despite the loss, there was only a different of 8,864 votes, as Left Parties have polled 9.81 lakh votes as against the winners’ 9.89 lakh votts, he said.

Mutharasan here to participate in the two-day party District Conference, said that the Government should take steps to waive the loans taken by MSMEs, who were hit by the demonetisation and GST.

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