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DMK seeks President's intervention in Cauvery water dispute

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A delegation of leaders today President and sought his intervention in resolving the Cauvery water sharing issue and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

Led by MP Kanimozhi, the delegation Mukherjee and urged him to constitute the Cauvery Management Board at the earliest.

"We have sought the President's intervention in the Cauvery water dispute. We have also sought permission to meet the Prime Minister to discuss the issue," Kanimozhi told reporters.

In its memorandum, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam sought a President's directive to the Water Resources Ministry to constitute the Cauvery Management Board.

It also pointed out the plight of the farmers in and the increasing number of suicide cases.

"If the Government of fails to constitute an authority to manage Cauvery water distribution process, the same will continue further and we may have to face further distress suicides among the farmers of Tamil Nadu," it said.

Kanimozhi was accompanied by MPs T K S Elangovan, R S Bharathi and Thiruchi Siva at the meeting.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 20:43 IST