Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said he is confident that the Central government will set up the Cauvery Management Board.
Talking to the media in New Delhi, Palaniswami, who reached the capital by an early morning flight, said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi if time permits and if he gets an appointment.
Palaniswami, who will attend a meeting of Chief Ministers called by Modi to discuss various schemes to be implemented on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, may meet some Union ministers.
Palaniswami had earlier submitted a memorandum to Modi during the latter’s visit to Chennai recently where he had urged the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) urgently.
On Monday, Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan, after the swearing-in ceremony of S Ayyar as the Tamil Nadu Local Bodies Ombudsman.
Quoting official sources, reports said Palaniswami and Panneerselvam met the Governor while having tea after the function. Former State Election Commissioner Ayyar on Monday commenced his second term as ombudsman for local bodies.