CM Edapadi K. Palaniswami his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan and requested water, instead of saying that he will write to him, said TNCC president K.S. Alagiri.
'It is a crime to write a letter and ask for water at his stage. He should have gone to Kerala and got that 20 lakh litres of water offered by our neighbour', he stated.
Mr Alagiri said this showed the incompetence of the Tamil Nadu government. “We have not seen such a drought in the last 100 years.” He said.
“The government should have desilted the 41,000 lakes in the State. Even if they had desilted by one metre, there would not have been any crisis. But even now, no action is being taken to desilt the lakes. This government is not worried about the people of the State” Mr Alagiri stated.
The TNCC chief stated that the party was discussing with its top brass, district presidents and officers to plan for local body elections. “We will contest as part of the alliance only, which is a victorious alliance”, he said. The party passed four resolutions. One is requesting Congress President Rahul Gandhi to continue. The meeting censured the Centre’s “attempts to impose Hindi” through the draft education policy on States that not talking in Hindi.
“This meeting considers the Centre’s change in stance that students can choose any languages as the third languages still as an attempt to impose Hindi and we condemn this,” the resolution said. The resolution also urged resignation of Municipal Administration Minister S.P. Velumani for the heavy water crisis in Tamil Nadu. The party stated that it works to protect that the party opposed the BJP tries at playing religious politics.