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DMK leader T K S Elangovan said, "It is the duty of the Government of India to form the Cauvery management board after not obeying the tribunal order, because the tribunal order is equivalent to the order of the Supreme Court."
"There should be a management board to decide how the distribution should be made with the available water. The agitation was a successful one which showed the Government of India that the people of Tamil Nadu are united," he added.
Various farmers' organisations and opposition parties on Monday staged a protest in various parts of the Tamil Nadu, demanding the constitution of a Cauvery board.
Thousands of protestors participated in rail roko demonstrations, courted arrest and were lodged in the community and marriage halls. Police said they were likely to be released later on Tuesday.
The protestors on Monday began a 48-hour rail blockade demanding the constitution of a Cauvery board.