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25 May 2018, Edition - 1046, Friday

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Coimbatore

TN govt hesitant to call for all party meet: VCK chief

Covai Post Network

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) president Thol Thirumavalavan today suggested the constitution of a committee comprising representatives of all political parties and farmers’ associations to discuss the inter-State water disputes.

“The committee should meet the Prime Minister and highlight the rights of Tamil Nadu over waters of Cauvery, Palar, Siruvani and Mekedatu, so that a permanent solutions could be arrived at,” Thirumavalavan told reporters here.

Alleging that the Tamil Nadu Government was hesitating to convene an all party meeting to discuss such serious issues, he said his party always preferred such meetings so that a solution could be found from different opinions.

On the reports in social media that his party was supporting Karnataka on the Cauvery issue, Thirumavalavan said that the post was an old one, which was being exploited by pro-Kannada organisations. “VCK will always stand and fight for the cause of Tamil Nadu,” he said.

Thirumavalavan appreciated Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for writing to Prime Minister to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers of riparian States to discuss the water dispute.

On local body elections, he said that his party would fight along with the Left parties and the MDMK.