Stalin meets farmers, seeks special Assembly session

Stalin meets farmers, seeks special Assembly session

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer and leader of opposition M K Stalin has urged the state government to convene an all-party meet to resolve the Cauvery issue.

The former deputy chief minister made the statement at a discussion held with various farmers associations, at his party’s headquarters Anna Arivalayam in Chennai on Thursday.

The meeting adopted a resolution urging the government to convene an all party meeting to get suggestions of opposition leaders and then convene a special session of the Assembly to show the Centre that Tamil Nadu was united in protecting farmers’ interests.

The meeting condemned Karnataka’s refusal to implement Supreme Court orders on the formation of the Cauvery Management Board and the alleged anti-Tamil Nadu stance of a few Central ministers. The BJP-led Centre itself was infirm in implementing the court’s orders for political gains.

The meet, that was convened by the DMK, was attended by president of Coordination Committee of All Farmers Associations, P R Pandian, along with farmers groups of the Congress, and Communist parties.

The DMK was represented by senior leaders Durai Murugan, V.P. Duraisamy, R.S. Bharathi, TKS Elangovan; Congress by Pounkumar and U. Balaraman; CPI by Gunasekaran and Duraimanickam and CPI(M) by Shanmugam.