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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami urges Centre to speed up Cauvery panels formation

The CM came down heavily against the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and said it was responsible for the delay in constituting CWMA.    

india Updated: Jun 19, 2018 00:10 IST
M Manikandan
M Manikandan
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Cauvery water management authority,Cauvery panels,Edappadi K Palaniswami
People hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the Union government over a delay in the implementation of a water management board in Chennai on April 2.(AFP File photo)

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) on Monday urged the union government to speed up the formation of Cauvery water management authority (CWMA) and Cauvery water regulatory committee (CWRC) by directing Karnataka to name its members for both the CWMA and CWRC at the earliest.

Addressing a public meeting in Mayiladuthurai of Nagapattinam district, which was earlier postponed due to police firing in Thoothukkudi during which 13 people protesting against the Sterlite plant were killed, the CM came down heavily against the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and said it was responsible for the delay in constituting CWMA.

The public meeting was organised by ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) to celebrate the Supreme Court’s order and state government’s efforts for the formation of CWMA.

“AIADMK’s 38 year of legal battle has forced the Centre to notify the CWMA in the union gazette,” said the CM.

First Published: Jun 19, 2018 00:10 IST