Stalin, Vaiko, Thiruma join farmers for rail roko over Cauvery issue

Stalin, Vaiko, Thiruma join farmers for rail roko over Cauvery issue

Scores of political workers and leaders, including DMK treasurer M K Stalin, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan and MDMK general secretary Vaiko, today joined farmers in rail roko for Cauvery issue.

The two-day strike has been called by various farmers’ organisations to condemn the Centre’s stance in the Supreme Court against setting up of the Cauvery Management Board and to urge the state government to convene an all-party meeting and a special session of the Assembly for adopting a resolution against the NDA-led Union government over the Cauvery issue.

Accordingly, the Opposition parties have instructed their respective district secretaries and cadres to participate in the two-day stir. The ruling AIADMK has made it clear that there is no need to convene an all-party meeting and special session of the Assembly, as the state government is expecting a favourable verdict from the Supreme Court that will hear the Cauvery case on October 18.

The two-day strike has been called by various farmers’ organisations to condemn the Centre’s stance in the Supreme Court against setting up of the Cauvery Management Board and to urge the state government to convene an all-party meeting and a special session of the Assembly for adopting a resolution against the NDA-led Union government over the Cauvery issue.

Stalin led a procession at Perambur even as scores of political workers belonging to DMK, the Left parties and MDMK among others staged a rail roko at Thanjavur and Cuddalore, and were detained.
Clashes were reported between the DMK workers and police during the stir.

A goods train bound for Mecheri in Salem district was detained for over an hour at Kudamurutti near Tiruchi after a group of farmers lie down on the track and planted saplings in the track to record their protest. Around 50 farmers affiliated to Desiya Thennindhiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasaya Sangam were arrested.