DMK working president M K Stalin today said following a request, Purohit assured opposition leaders that he would make efforts for facilitating a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Cauvery issue.
"We asked him (Purohit) if he can get us an opportunity (to meet PM Modi) and the governor assured us that he will make efforts for it," Stalin told reporters after meeting Purohit.
A war of words has ensued in the recent past between DMK and AIADMK over meeting the prime minister.
DMK has alleged that AIADMK was "not even able to facilitate a meeting with PM Modi," on the Cauvery issue.
Reacting to Stalin seeking governor's intervention for facilitating a meet with Modi, senior AIADMK leader and Fisheries minister D Jayakumar said it was "opportunism".
He said it was opportunism because on the one hand DMK was talking of state's autonomy and opposing Purohit's review visit to districts and on the other hand seeking his intervention.
Stalin was indulging only in "tall talk", the minister said and asked why DMK MLAs and Rajya Sabha MPs were not resigning over the Cauvery issue.
Stalin, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, said he and other opposition party leaders requested Purohit to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take full-fleged steps for immediate constitution of the CMB.
Such steps should be taken immediately without waiting till the May 3 time frame given by the Supreme Court, he said.
After concluding his "Cauvery Rights Retrieval Yatra" at Cuddalore yesterday, Stalin arrived at the Raj Bhavan here, flanked by leaders including Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar and VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan.
Stalin had started his Cauvery rally on April 7 from Mukkombu in Tiruchirappalli district.
Another DMK-led rally on the same issue began from April 9 in Ariyalur.
Both the rallies, in which opposition parties including the Congress, Left and VCK took part, converged at Cuddalore yesterday.
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