AIADMK rejects DMK's suggestion on resignation of MPs over Cauvery issue

AIADMK rejects DMK’s suggestion on resignation of MPs over Cauvery issue

The AIADMK has denounced the DMK’s suggestion that Tamil Nadu MPs should resign if Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not meet an all-party delegation on the Cauvery issue.

Senior AIADMK leader and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar asked the opposition party to spell out what it did on the matter for 17 years when it was part of the central government.

“The DMK enjoyed plum posts while being part of the central dispensation for 17 years,” he said and asked if it had done anything on the lines of the suggestion made by DMK working president MK Stalin on Saturday.

DMK on Saturday urged chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami to ask all members of parliament from Tamil Nadu to resign if the Centre fails to immediately set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as per the recent Supreme Court’s directive.

DMK working president MK Stalin made the suggestion when he called on the CM at the latter’s invitation at the state secretariat in the morning.

Speaking to the media, while emerging from the meeting, Stalin said, “We are ready to make any sacrifice to protect the interests of the farmers and the state.”

On February 22, at a meeting of leaders of all political parties and representatives of farmer associations here, it was decided Palaniswami would lead a delegation to meet Modi and urge him to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee — as the Supreme Court had mandated.