In Tamil Nadu, opposition parties, led by the DMK, called on the state wide bandh on April 5 for the demand for setting up the Kaveri Management Board (CMB) by the Center.
Here DMK executive president MK Stalin demanded support from all sections of the society, including farmers and businessmen for the bandh after a meeting with well-respected opposition leaders.
Leaders who participated in the meeting included Tamil Nadu Congress President S. Thirunwukarasar, VC’s chief Thirumalavan, CPI (M) and CPI state secretaries respectively Balakrishnan and R. Mutharan.
The DMK leader said that after the shutdown, ‘Kaveri Wright Retreat Travel’ will be organized. Stalin said that the participation of leaders of all parties having good relations in the rally will be seen. He told that its launch will be started from the Kaveri delta area.
He told that after consultation with the leaders of the Allied parties, details of ‘long journey’ will be announced to ensure the state’s rights in the Kaveri issue after the consultation.
The DMK leader said that black flags will be shown during Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues during a visit to Tamil Nadu. In spite of a Supreme Court order, the CMB will not be set up to convict them. A few days back Stalin had said that black flags would be shown during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Tamilnadu on April 15.