AIADMK Hunger Strike: There will be a state-wide stir for setting up CBM to implement the verdict
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu sit out on a day long hunger strike to slam the Centre on its betrayal as they call it by not constituting the Cauvery Water Management Board
(CMB). The Supreme Court's order of constituting the CMB on the Cauvery dispute ended on March 29. While Ministers would participate in these protests in their capacity as party functionaries, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam too joined the protests. The arrival of the top two AIADMK leaders came as a surprise as the party had earlier said that barring them, all other leaders will take part in the fast. The traders federation too has announced their support by shutting down of shops. Around twenty one lakh shops across the state are protesting against the centre for what they call defiance of the Supreme Court's order, by not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The Chief Justice yesterday said the court will solve issues
of Tamil Nadu
Yesterday two DMK workers allegedly made self immolation bids in Coimbatore amid a state-wide stir for setting up CBM to implement the Supreme Court's verdict. Political parties in Tamil Nadu allege that the BJP is defying the court to score brownie points in poll bound Karnataka, which opposes Cauvery Management Board (CMB). It would take away its rights over the dams across river Cauvery. The 765-km-long Cauvery river, also called the Ganga of the south, is the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river originates in Kodagu district in southern Karnataka and flows into Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
Here are the LIVE Update of AIADMK'S hunger strike today:
AIDMK members hold posters urging the centre to act on the Cauvery issue at a hunger-strike in Coimbatore. (PTI image)
AIDMK members stage hunger-strike in Coimbatore. The protests have gained momentum across the state.
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow following protests by AIADMK MPs over the Cauvery issue.
"The hunger strike is to condemn the central government for not forming the CMB," the AIADMK in a statement said.
In Chennai, the demonstrations and protests are being held by the rival DMK and its allies for setting up Cauvery Management Board to implement the Supreme Court's verdict on water allocation among the riparian states. They continued their protests by blocking suburban trains.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon, after slogans of 'We want justice. We want Cauvery report ' were raised as soon as proceedings began. As soon as the House met, AIADMK members started protesting near the Speaker's podium, demanding the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud kept for hearing on April 9 the Central government's plea after its counsel referred to divergent views of the concerned states on the issue of setting up of the scheme.
Supreme Court agrees to hear Centre's plea on April 9
Supreme Court agrees to hear on April 9 the Centre's plea for clarification on the Cauvery water dispute verdict.
Shops and markets are closed in Coimbatore after bandh called by traders associations over Cauvery issue. Over 21 lakh shops are to remain shut today in Tamil Nadu.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam participated in the strike in Chennai, while in districts, the protest was led by other ministers and party leaders.
AIADMK MP's stage protest in Parliament premises over the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The Lok Sabha was adjourned yesterday too for the day amid slogan shouting by AIADMK members on Cauvery Board issue.
The top court by its February 16 verdict had reduced the Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water from 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), which was less than 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007. On the other hand, Karnataka's share of water was increased by 14.75 TMC.
The protest that began this morning at 8 am will conclude at 5 pm.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the cauvery issue. Amid protests across Tamil Nadu yesterday, Governor Banwarilal Purohit left for Delhi by an evening flight, airport officials said.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam start their hunger strike over protesting against the Central government for not setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).
Over 21 lakh shops to remain shut today in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has told the Supreme Court that the centre should be hauled up for not setting up a Cauvery Management Board as the court had ordered.
The 765-km-long Cauvery river, also called the Ganga of the south, is the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river originates in Kodagu district in southern Karnataka and flows into Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.