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17 Jul 2018, Edition - 1099, Tuesday

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Tamilnadu News

TN opposition parties concerned over govt silence on all-party delegation to PM on Cauvery issue

Covai Post Network

Chennai: Politicians in Tamil Nadu from the opposition are worried over the delay in sending an all-party meeting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for constitution of Cauvery Management Board as per SC order.

It is nine days since an all-party meeting chaired by chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami decided to send an all-party delegation to the Prime Minister, but no concrete move from the government seems to be afoot. Expressing concern over this, PMK founder and president S Ramadoss said on Friday that even after a unanimous decision by political parties to put collective pressure on the central government, there was silence on the issue.

The SC had in its February 16 ordered the central government to set up the CMB and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee within six weeks.

“There is no progress in the decision to meet Modi,” Ramadoss said. It is now a fortnight after the SC verdict and the centre’s silence over TN concerns was worrisome.

Ramadoss said “Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam used to meet Modi regularly earlier. But in the case of an important issue concerning the state, it is unclear why the doors of Prime Minister’s office are not opening for the duo.”

There is a fear whether Tamil Nadu would again be cheated out its share of Cauvery river water.

Already, Karnataka political parties are gearing up for a March 7 all party meeting in Bangalore to discuss ways and means to oppose the SC directive on CMB.

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