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DMK seeks President's intervention in Cauvery water dispute

PTI
Published Oct 15, 2016, 9:04 pm IST
Updated Oct 15, 2016, 9:04 pm IST
Led by Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, a delegation met Mukherjee and urged him to constitute the Cauvery Management Board at the earliest.
Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi led a DMK delegation to meet the President.
 Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi led a DMK delegation to meet the President.

New Delhi: A delegation of DMK leaders today met President Pranab Mukherjee and sought his intervention in resolving the Cauvery water sharing issue and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

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

 

"We have sought the Presidents 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 Presidents directive to the Water Resources Ministry to constitute the Cauvery Management Board.

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

"If the Government of India 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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