CWMB: DMK flays Centre for seeking modification of SC order

Party chief M Karunanidhi said the Centre has "belittled" the Indian judicial system and "betrayed" Tamils by making such a submission in the apex court.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:October 3, 2016 3:00 pm
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DMK on Monday lashed out at the Centre for seeking modification of a Supreme Court order asking it to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board, charging the BJP-led government with making such a move with an eye on Assembly polls in Karnataka. Party chief M Karunanidhi said the Centre has “belittled” the Indian judicial system and “betrayed” Tamils by making such a submission in the apex court.

He also urged the state government to convene an all-party meeting and hold a special sitting of the state Assembly to discuss the matter.

“Those in power at the Centre (BJP) have taken a sudden, biased decision with an eye on the Karnataka polls scheduled in 2018. It (Centre) has completely echoed Karnataka’s voice. This is condemnable,” he said in a statement.

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Unable to find a foothold in Tamil Nadu, BJP has resorted to such a move with the hope of at least winning the Karnataka polls, he said.

This amounted to “belittling Indian justice delivery system and betraying Tamil people”. The Centre has only echoed the statements of Karnataka Ministers in the Union Cabinet on the Cauvery issue, he alleged.

“Under these circumstances, the decisions of the Centre (moving the apex court) and Karnataka (not to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu) should be unitedly opposed by all in Tamil Nadu. At least at such a critical juncture, the Tamil Nadu government should convene an all-party meeting and a special session of the Assembly to discuss (the Cauvery issue),” he said.

The Centre moved the apex court today seeking modification of its earlier order asking it to constitute CWMB by Tuesday.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that the Centre should not have been asked to constitute the CWMB as the main civil appeal on the issue was still pending and the task of setting up the board fell under the domain of the Executive.

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  1. ಕಿರಣ್ ಪ್ರಭು
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:41 am
    While TN is forgetting humanity, at least the center, though trying to escape from its responsibilities, has given us a little bit of relief.
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    tamilselvan
    Oct 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm
    THINNAI KALI AAGAATHU THALAIVAA. AMMA VARANGA. BAD LUCK THQLQIVAA
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    tamilselvan
    Oct 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    THIS evil HEAD does not want Amma to become ok. he wants to come to power if somehtng happens to Amma and wants to make hois 'fraud sohn STALIN CM. HE WANTS ALL THE WEAALTH OF TAMIL NADU. HE IS NOT A TRUE TAMILIAN. HIE IS TELUGU BY NIRTH. HE IS FOOLING EVEYONE CALLING HIMSELF AS A TAMILIAN
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    tamilselvan
    Oct 3, 2016 at 1:38 pm
    unnqi yqqru kettqngq thlqivqre. pothikinu okkqru. bad luck to you thaliva. amma nalla aranga. thiruppi vqruvqngq. THINNAI KAALI AGADU.
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    Vivek
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:05 am
    Centre has broken the peace in TN, the union is in trouble!
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