Coimbatore: Supreme Court alone can deliver the ultimate justice on Cauvery and no amount of social media traffic would help, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has said.
“The Cauvery issue cannot be solved through twitter and facebook. It can only be solved by legal methods, not through social media”, the CM told reporters at the airport here on Monday.
He said he had directly asked the Prime Minister (during his recent trip to Chennai) to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and also presented a petition to that effect. The Supreme Court had directed the Centre to submit a draft scheme on Cauvery sharing before May 3, he recalled and said: “We are confident that the Centre will comply”.
Denying the charge that Sterlite had bribed his government to obtain the clearances for the plant expansion, the CM said: “It was Amma's government in 2011 that had ordered closure of Sterlite. How could we have closed it down if we took money?”
Palaniswami announces cash award to CWG medal winners
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami congratulated the sportspersons from the State for winning medals at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, and has announced cash incentives for them.
In separate letters congratulating them for winning laurels to India and Tamil Nadu in particular, Mr Palaniswami announced Rs 50 lakh each to paddlers G. Sathyan and Sharath Kamal for winning silver and bronze. This was in addition to the `50 lakh announced earlier to Sharath Kamal for winning gold in the men’s team event, and `50 lakh announced by him to Sathiyan for winning gold in the team event, the Chief Minister said.
Similarly, the CM also announced cash award of Rs. 60 lakh to squash players Dipika Pallikal (two silvers) and `30 lakh each to Joshna Chinnappa and Saurav Ghosal for winning silver medals.
In his congratulatory letters to the medal winners, CM said former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had ordered Rs 30 lakh for the silver medal winner and `20 lakhs for the bronze medal winner. Based on this, the award winners would be presented cash incentives by the government, he said....