CM says ‘DMK failed Tamil Nadu on Cauvery’
CM K. Palaniswami said the Cauvery water issue would not turn into a major issue if the Union government has found a solution to it. 'If the DMK had made use of the two months’ period in 2007 after the (tribunal) award was made, neither Karnataka or Kerala nor Puducherry would have gone to the court,' he said.
DMK deputy leader Durai Murugan said according to section 5(3) of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956, the issue note will be sent to tribunal for further consideration. The CM said there is no issue, even if Mr Durai Murugan elevated the voice.
CM said, “How many times you had visited Delhi to get portfolios? Why did you fail to get justice in the Cauvery water dispute? The late Vazhapadi K. Ramamurthy resigned from his ministerial post to express his protest over the Cauvery water dispute. You cannot suppress facts through your arguments.” And DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran supported to Salem-Chennai Corridor, Stalin said the farmers' opinion should be also important.
CM said he and Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar had met PM Modi and the Union Water Resource Minister discussed and, “We have told them the construction would turn Tamil Nadu into a desert” he said.