Vastavam web: DMK, its allies and friendly parties today staged a human chain protest across Tamil Nadu,urging the Centre to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB) immediately.In Puducherry, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy whose party Congress is an ally of the DMK, led the human chain stir.DMK Working President M K Stalin led a human chain at Pudukottai in the delta region and later tweeted that the the stir was a “huge success.”Stalin, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, went around Pudukottai in an open jeep and greeted the participants of the human chain formation.
Earlier in the day, the DMK leader had accused the Centre of not forming the CMB despite a Supreme Court order and for being ‘obstinate’ on the Cauvery issue.DMK Rajya Sabha M P Kanimozhi. who led the human chain on the arterial Anna Salai here alleged that the Tamil people have become pawns in the hands of the BJP-led Centre for the May 12 Karnataka assembly election.”Non formation of the CMB by the Centre goes against both the Tamil Nadu people and the Supreme Court verdict,”she said.
In Krishnagiri, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thol Thirumavalavan led the human chain.At Thanjavur, MDMK chief Vaiko and former Union Minister T R Baalu participated in the human chain formation.He said more youth were joining the stir over the Cauvery issue and added that this “ember” cannot be stopped.After holding a series of protests on the Cauvery issue, including a Cauvery Rights Retrieval Rally between April 7 and 12, the DMK-led Opposition parties had announced the human chain stir.
The Congress, IUML and MMK allies of the DMK and friendly parties CPI(M), CPI, VCK and MDMK participated in the human chain stir.