Central government not bothered about Cauvery issue and Farmers Issue: DMK

Vastavam web: The DMK today hit out at the BJP-led the Central government on the Cauvery issue saying it was not concerned about the people and the farmers of Tamil Nadu.Recalling a Supreme Court verdict of 2014 that banned the bull-taming sport ‘jallikattu,’ DMK Working President M K Stalin said despite opposition to the ban and the state-wide agitations, the Centre had not allowed the sport subsequently citing the judgement.

“When the Supreme Court gave its order on the Cauvery issue directing compliance within six weeks, the Centre did not come forward to implement it,” he said, addressing party workers at the wedding of a party functionary here.The Cauvery water is crucial not only for the delta region including Thanjavur but also to other districts, he said.

During the previous DMK regime (2006-’11), he said, his party’s government had implemented the combined drinking water projects across the districts of Ramanathapuram, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri utilising the Cauvery water.Since the Cauvery has such an importance for Tamil Nadu, the protests were being held to retrieve the state’s rights, he said.

Stating that he will be leading a human chain stir tomorrow at Pudukottai on the Cauvery issue, he said across Tamil Nadu, the Congress party, the Dravidar Kazhagam, the CPI(M), the CPI, the MDMK, the IUML, the VCK, and the MMK will participate in the agitation.The top court had ruled that a 2009 Tamil Nadu Act to regulate Jallikattu was repugnant to the PCA Act.