April 9, 2018
Tamil Nadu political parties welcomed the Supreme Court observations on Cauvery issue and expressed happiness that the apex court took the centre to task but were disappointed that it gave a lot of time to the central government to form the CMB.
Now the centre has to come to the SC with its reply on setting up of CMB on May 3. Political parties in Tamil Nadu fear that the centre might again advance some argument or seek clarification and delay the process further till elections were over in Karnataka.
Tamil Nadu law minister CV Shanmugam described the SC observation was a victory for the state but the extra time given to the centre was disappointing.
DMK working president MK Stalin said it was “very disappointing.”
The Cauvery protests will go on, he said and urged the people to fly black flags across Tamil Nadu when Prime Minister comes visiting the state on April 12. Both centre and state government have failed the people of Tamil Nadu, he said. Farmers leaders to condemned the centre for wilfully not understanding the court orders and prolonging the matter purely due to elections in Karnataka.
Protests over the IPL continued with many parties asking the players to sport black badges as a mark of protest as also to show solidarity with the suffering farmers of the state.
Police took no chances and posted 2000 policemen in and around the Chepauk stadium where the IPL will be held.