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TN presents Modi with memo on Cauvery

Cheni, April 12: Amidst statewide protests, Tamil du Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday urged Prime Minister rendra Modi to immediately set up the Cauvery Magement Board. He presented a memorandum to Modi, who was on a whirlwind visit to iugurate the DefExpo and a function at the Cancer Institute. Widespread protests in Cheni and several parts of the state greeted the Prime Minister after the Centre failed to set up the CMB despite being told to do so by the Supreme Court.  In the memorandum, Palaniswami recalled the February 16 Supreme Court verdict that said that a scheme be formulated by the Central government within six weeks to “implement the notified fil order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribul as modified by its judgment”. On April 9, the apex court clearly stated that the fil order of the CWDT had “merged with the judgment of the Supreme Court”, he said. It said that, therefore, constitution of the Cauvery Magement Board had become an “integral part of the Supreme Court’s judgment”. (IANS)