CPI’s 3-day state executive meet on Cauvery issue, MDMK cadres arrested trying to block NLC

Coimbatore, Oct 12 (TruthDive): In the CPI’s three-day state executive meet that commenced on Friday in Coimbatore, the party has decided to discuss about the ongoing dispute on Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and also about the severe power shortage which has put the state in a deep mess with most of the families losing their livelihood, said D Pandian, CPI state secretary.

It is a matter of great concern to stop the water flow by the Karnataka government by not obeying the order of the Supreme Court to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu with External affairs minister S M Krishna’s act most regrettable comment which showed symptoms of going against independence of India that might possibly affect the friendly relations between people of both States, said Mr Pandian.

Meanwhile, police have arrested MDMK party workers after they tried to block the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) seeking to stop power supply to the state of Karnataka after it refused water supply to Tamil Nadu.

In a rise of protest by the party workers that exploded in Neyveli district demanding to stop the power supply to Karnataka immediately from where out of 2500 MW power produced, 18 per cent is being supplied to the state.

However, a contempt file has been filed by the Jayalalithaa government against Karnataka in the Supreme Court after the state refused to obey its direction of releasing the Cauvery water till Oct 15.

On the other hand, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Friday requested both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to maintain friendly relations and make sure that no sort of violence arises regarding the sharing of Cauvery river water.

Both the states should motivate people to consider themselves as Indians first, said Swamy. Prime Minister ” Manmohan Singh must find a solution to the crisis by linking rivers as the country has a number of rivers with excess of water going unused,” said Swamy.

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