DMK and other opposition parties appear to be following in Karnataka‚Äôs footsteps with calls for a special assembly session to discuss the Cauvery issue and convene an all-party meeting.
During a meeting at the Anna Arivalayam in Chennai on Tuesday, the DMK and its allies passed three resolutions pertaining to the Cauvery dispute. The Congress, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Tamil Manila Congress participated in the meeting.
The ruling AIADMK, the BJP, the Left parties as well as the DMDK of Vijayakanth and the MDMK led by Vaiko kept away from the meeting held at the DMK headquarters.
Asked why so many parties failed to attend, Stalin told the media: "I had invited all parties, including the AIADMK. You ask them as to why they did not attend."
The parties resolved to call for an immediate session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly to discuss the Cauvery issue in detail and pass a resolution.
Secondly, they also demanded an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.
Thirdly, they demanded that the state government pressurize the centre to form a Cauvery Management Board at the earliest, and also asked the Tamil Nadu government to compensate farmers for crop loss at the rate of Rs 30,000 per acre.
AIADMK called the meeting a ‚Äúpolitical drama‚ÄĚ and said that if they wanted to solve the Cauvery issue, they should have done it when they were in power, reported by The Times of India.
(With IANS input)