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Tamil Nadu Ruling Government Observe Fast over Cauvery Issue

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Published: 09:42 GMT, Apr 3, 2018 |
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Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK began their statewide hunger strike on Tuesday in protest against the Central government’s failure to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) despite a Supreme Court order.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday joined party men of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in a day-long fast at Chepauk, here.

The two leaders were among the first few to reach the venue of the fast — near the State Guest House in Chepauk in Chennai around 8.15 a.m.

Incidentally, the names of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister were not included in the original list of participants in the protest fast.

Their turning up at the venue was a surprise for the cadre too.

Roads leading to Chepauk were cordoned off, in view of the ongoing protest.

The agitation is part of the ruling party’s protest fast being organised across the State. Ministers and senior leaders are taking part in different parts of the State. The fast is being held to condemn the Centre for not having constituted the Cauvery Management Board within six weeks, as stipulated by the

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court on Tuesday, refused to take suo motu notice of Mr. Palaniswami and Mr. O. Panneerselvam participating in the fast. An activist claimed that it is unconstitutional for them to do so.

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