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'TN MPs must resign if PM refuses to meet them on Cauvery issue'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Cheni, March 3 : DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Saturday upped the ante on the Cauvery water issue, suggesting to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami that the parliamentarians from Tamil du should resign if Prime Minister rendra Modi does not meet the all-party delegation from the state.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Palaniswami at the state secretariat on the Cauvery water issue, Stalin said there was also a suggestion to convene the Assembly and pass a resolution to meet the Prime Minister.

Stalin said the refusal of Modi to meet the all party delegation from the state is an insult to Tamil du as a whole. On February 22, at a meeting of leaders of all political parties and representatives of farmer associations here, it was decided Palaniswami would lead a delegation to meet Modi and urge him to set up Cauvery Magement Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee — as the Supreme Court had mandated.

The PMK had announced a major protest if the apex court order was not followed.

On Saturday Palaniswami met Stalin to discuss the Cauvery issue. According to Stalin, Chief Minister Palaniswami told him that Modi had suggested the all party delegation from Tamil du to meet the Union Minister for Water Resources first. (IANS)

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