CM hopeful of Centre setting up Cauvery board, Stalin meets Governor

Chief Minister K Palaniswami expressed hope the Centre will set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by March 29, a demand persistently made by the state government in the backdrop of recent Supreme Court judgement on the inter-state water dispute.
Meanwhile, DMK leader M K Stalin has demanded Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam clarify the state government’s stand on India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).
Stalin said that Governor Banwarilal Purohit had promised him that he would reconsider making visits to various parts of the State, after the DMK raised the issue with the Governor during a meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.
Purohit had called Stalin for a meeting to clarify the position on appointment of Suryanarayana Shastri as the Vice Chancellor of the university.
Stalin said  Purohit had clarified that only a person figuring among the short-listed candidates was appointed Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University.
Stalin said the Governor contended that he had not been conducting reviews but only visiting places to gauge the levels of development there.
“We told the Governor that he can say there is no government in place and then go on reviewing and we would not oppose it,” he said.