Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam has announced an indefinite blockade of all trains to and from Kerala passing through Salem from August 25 until the Centre clears the inauguration of the Salem Railway Division, scheduled for September 14.

Expressing shock over the Railway Minister Lalu Prasad’s statement in Lok Sabha that the division would not be inaugurated until differences between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the issue were resolved, Mr. Arumugam said he would lead the relay rail roko at the Salem junction.

Members of the public and all political parties, who supported the cause, would participate in the agitation.