Cauvery issue live updates: AIADMK leaders observe fast, shops shut in several TN districts

Members of the DMK, Congress and the VCK stage a road 'roko' in Madurai on Tuesday against the Centre's failure to form a Cauvery management board.   | Photo Credit: S. James

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK began a State-wide hunger strike on Tuesday in protest against the Central government’s failure to set up a Cauvery management board despite a Supreme Court order.

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“If they have real concern for the farmers and are interested in protecting their livelihood they should have convened an all-party meeting and adopted a resolution condemning the Centre for its failure to constitute the Cauvery Management Board,”DMK working president M.K. Stalin said.

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Lok Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the 19th consecutive day today due to protests by AIADMK members seeking early constitution of the Cauvery water management board.

 

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran speaking outside Tiruchi Airport.

Cauvery issue live updates: AIADMK leaders observe fast, shops shut in several TN districts
 

 

The Madras High Court Advocates Association has said it would boycott court proceedings on April 6 condemning the Centre for not constituting a Cauvery management board.

03/04/2018: DMK Cadres led by K.Sundar,M.L.A.Staging a Rail roko at Thirumalpur to Chennai Beach passenger train in Walajabad,Kancheepuram district

03/04/2018: DMK Cadres led by K.Sundar,M.L.A.Staging a Rail roko at Thirumalpur to Chennai Beach passenger train in Walajabad,Kancheepuram district   | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

 

 

Rail 'roko' in Madurai

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi cadres, led by its founder K. Murugavel Rajan, block the Nagercoil-Mumbai Express outside the Madurai railway junction for 25 minutes. The police pick up 56 cadres.

AIADMK MLAs along with party cadres observing a fast in front of Swadeshi mills demanding the immediate implementation of the Cauvery Management Board in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict in Puducherry on Tuesday.

AIADMK MLAs along with party cadres observing a fast in front of Swadeshi mills demanding the immediate implementation of the Cauvery Management Board in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict in Puducherry on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: T. Singaravelou

Members of the DMK, Congress and the VCK stage a road 'roko' in Madurai.

Members of the DMK, Congress and the VCK stage a road 'roko' in Madurai on Tuesday against the Centre's failure to form a Cauvery management board.

Members of the DMK, Congress and the VCK stage a road 'roko' in Madurai on Tuesday against the Centre's failure to form a Cauvery management board.   | Photo Credit: S. James

 

 

Fasts, protests in delta districts

Thanjavur - Agriculture Minister R. Duraikannu, AIADMK Rajya Sabha member R. Vaithilingam, senior party leader and former Minister Vaigai Selvan, MLAs C.V. Sekar (Pattukkottai) and M. Govindarajan (Peravurani) are staging a dharna opposite the Head Post Office. Over 30 cadres of the Tamilaga Cauvery Vivasayigal Sangam were rounded up when they attempted to stage a rail 'roko' near the Thanjavur Junction.

Papanasam - DMK and allies stage a protest demonstration.

Kumbakonam - Farmers belonging to the Cauvery Farmers Protection Association, led by Swamimalai Vimalnathan, resort to a novel protest by ''eating sand'' in front of the Head Post Office. Several trading establishments remain closed for the day

Tiruvarur district -  The AIADMK is staging a fast opposite the Railway Junction, led by former Minister P. Valarmathi.

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In Tiruchi, the AIADMK begins a fast at Chinthamani near the Chathram Bus Stand, with the participation of senior AIADMK leader K.P. Munusamy, Ministers Vellamandi N. Natarajan and Valarmathi, besides Tiruchi MP P. Kumar.

Fasts were also being observed at Perambalur, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts.

Traders down the shutters in Tiruchi and Pudukottai.

Shops shut in Erode on April 3, 2018, on the day AIADMK MLAs along with party cadres observed fasts demanding the immediate implementation of the Cauvery Management Board in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict

Shops shut in Erode on April 3, 2018, on the day AIADMK MLAs along with party cadres observed fasts demanding the immediate implementation of the Cauvery Management Board in compliance with the Supreme Court verdict   | Photo Credit: M. GOVARTHAN

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Palaniswami, Panneerselvam join fast in Chennai

Tami Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam along with AIADMK partyment during the day-long fast over Cauvery row, in Chennai on Tuesday, April 2, 2018.

Tami Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam along with AIADMK partyment during the day-long fast over Cauvery row, in Chennai on Tuesday, April 2, 2018.   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam join their party men at Chepauk, in Chenna for a fasti. The two leaders were among the first few to reach the venue of the fast — near the State Guest House around 8.15 a.m.

A deserted Koyambedu market in Chennai on April 3, 2018 after AIADMK leaders went on a statewide fast over the Cauvery Management Board issue

A deserted Koyambedu market in Chennai on April 3, 2018 after AIADMK leaders went on a statewide fast over the Cauvery Management Board issue   | Photo Credit: Pichumani Krishnan

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(With inputs from T. Ramakrishnan, L. Renganathan. R. Rajaram and Sundar Subbiah).

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