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DMK condemns Centre, AIADMK over CMB formation

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ANI Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]
Condemning the Centre's failure to form the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) within the prescribed timeframe, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president MK Stalin headed an executive committee meeting at the party headquarters to decide on the future course of action.
"An all party meeting has been convened to decide on the next course of action on the Cauvery Management Board formation, protest will be planned after consulting all opposition parties. We condemn state & central government for not implementing SC order," the DMK said in a statement.
Blasting the Central Government and the ruling AIADMK party, DMK leader A. Sarvanan said, "The Tamil Nadu government and the Centre both have totally betrayed the interest of Tamil Nadu farmers and the people who entirely depend upon Cauvery."
Questioning the Centre's attitude he said, "Our leader MK Stalin wanted the state government to mount adequate pressure but it's not been done. The Central Government is shielding the state government from various corruption charges, that's the reason why the CMB has not been setup yet."
The apex court on February 16, had ordered the Central Government to set up the CMB and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee within six weeks. However, the Centre has not formed the CMB as yet.

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 2:40 PM IST

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