TN parties plan to intensify Cauvery protests

Opposition parties in the state including the DMK are planning to intensify protests for Cauvery Board.
DMK working president M K Stalin has said there would be no option but to convert Tamil Nadu into a hub of struggle if the Centre sought more time and dodged the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).
The stage is set for an all-party meeting over the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Cauvery water sharing dispute.
The meeting in Chennai will be attended by representatives of political parties and farmers’ associations. The parties and associations will decide whether to file a review petition against the apex court’s verdict.
Incensed by the delay in the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by the Centre, farmers alleged that campaigning in the Karnataka elections seemed to hold much higher priority than the constitution of the board.
The apex court took strong note of the Centre for not yet framing the Cauvery management scheme to implement its verdict on river water sharing between four southern States.
MDMK general secretary Vaiko said the Supreme Court direction to the Karnataka government for releasing 4 TMC water was an eyewash.