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BJP trying to rake up Cauvery, Ramjanma Bhoomi issues: Karuna

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

today alleged that was trying to rake up the Cauvery and Ramjanma Bhoomi issues apparently for electoral benefits in and

Party President alleged that "which is the ruling party at Centre" was "making moves against Tamil Nadu" on the Cauvery issue despite directive to the Union government on setting up the Cauvery Management Board.

"Instead of reigning in government which is denying water to as per tribunal order, (the Centre) has suddenly declined to constitute the CMB although the Supreme has directed it. somehow wants to win the elections (in 2018)," he said.

Centre had recently sought modification to a Supreme directive asking it to constitute the CMB, drawing widespread criticism in

"Similarly, there are reports that BJP is trying to rake up the Ramjanma Bhoomi issue to garner Hindu votes in (where polls are due next year)," Karunanidhi said in a statement.

Karunanidhi also took exception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi chanting 'Jai Sri Ram' at a Ram Leela event in Lucknow last week.

The President, who had earlier courted controversy with his critical comments about Lord Ram made at the height of the Ramasethu controversy, also criticised the move to set up a Ramayana museum near Ayodhya.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 19:23 IST