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KJK extends total support to bandh tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

: Kongunadu Jananayaka Katchi, an ally of NDA in Tamil Nadu, today extended support to the bandh call tomorrow by various farmers' associations to protest against Karnataka's 'refusal' to release Cauvery water.

"Cauvery is the lifeline of Tamil Nadu, particularly eight districts in Western Region (Kongu Region), both for drinking water and irrigation and the refusal by Karnataka to release ater is against the verdict of the Cauvery water disputes Tribunal,KJK Convenor G K Nagaraj said.

In view of the seriousness of the issue, thousands of workers of KJK would campaign for the proposed bandh tomorrow, he said in a statement.

The party also welcomed DMK's decision to organise a demonstration here on September 3 to protest against Kerala's move to construct a dam across Siruvani.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, August 29 2016. 14:48 IST