Cauvery row: AIADMK announces hunger protest, DMK calls for all-party meet

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadre are set to hold a hunger strike on April 2 to urge the central government to form a Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam announced this at a meeting in Madurai and also tweeted: “”AIADMK will hold a hunger fast on April 2 in all the districts, demanding the centre to set up the #CauveryManagementBoard. #CauveryIssue.”

The DMK, which convened its emergency executive council meeting on the issue today, passed seven resolutions led by working president M K Stalin.

“All party meeting to be convened to decide on next course of action on Cauvery Management Board formation, a protest will be planned after consulting all opposition parties,” a resolution said.

It added: “We condemn state and central govt for not implementing SC order.”

The resolutions also stated that the State government should appeal against the environment clearance by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the Neutrino project.