Cauvery: DMK seeks Guv's intervention in meeting PM Modi

Cauvery: DMK seeks Guv's intervention in meeting PM Modi

DMK seeks Guv's intervention in meeting PM Modi on Cauvery issue

Principal Opposition DMK on Friday sought Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's intervention in getting an appointment for a delegation from the state to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Cauvery issue.

A delegation of party leaders led by DMK working president M K Stalin met Purohit on Friday and asked him to convey the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu on the issue to the Union Government. The leaders met the governor after the completion of their week-long Cauvery Rights Retrieval Walk from Tiruchirapalli to Cuddalore in the state on Thursday night.

Stalin said they were forced to knock at the doors of the Raj Bhawan since the elected government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has "gone missing from action" and has failed in getting an audience from Modi.

"We did oppose the governor on his review meetings, but he is the representative of the Union Government. So, we have requested him to get an appointment for our delegation to meet the prime minister on the Cauvery issue. The governor has promised to help us," Stalin told reporters after the meeting.

Opposition parties accused  Modi of refusing to meet them on the Cauvery issue. While Tamil Nadu wants constitution of Cauvery Management Board, Karnataka is opposed to its formation. They have also been accusing the state government of being "subservient" to the Modi government and surrendering the state's rights.