Cauvery: TN Oppn leader calls on Panneerselam
Keeping up its pressure on the ruling AIADMK over Cauvery issue, DMK treasurer and Leader of Opposition MK Stalin on Friday called on Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and asked the state government to lead an all-party delegation to the Prime Minister in order to urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).
A day after convening a meeting of farmers bodies on the Cauvery issue, Stalin handed over resolutions adopted at the farmers’ meet to Panneerselvam who is also holding the portfolios previously held by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
The resolution urged the state government to immediately convene an all-party meeting and the state assembly.
The meet also wanted the AIADMK government to take a delegation of leaders of all parties and farmers’ representatives to Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on the Cauvery issue. A resolution should be adopted in the State Assembly on the Cauvery issue, it was sought. “We have given the resolution copies to Finance and PWD Ministers. The ministers have assured us that appropriate action will be taken,” Stalin told reporters after calling on Pannerselvam and PWD Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy.