DMK's M K Stalin is among leaders of major parties in Tamil Nadu opposing the Centre's draft scheme on distribution of Cauvery's water among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. They have raised concerns over the timely release of water to Tamil Nadu.
The protesters, raising slogans against the state and central government, temporarily took over the main Anna Salai road near the stadium. Police also resorted to lathicharge to control the activists marching against the match.
V Narayanasamy said he had submitted a detailed letter to PM Modi during the latter's visit to Puducherry urging him to set up the CMB to protect ryots in the Union Territory and assure them of water from the river for irrigation.
The Centre brought to the court’s notice efforts made by it to comply with the February 16 order, referring to a meeting of the Chief Secretaries and other senior officers of the three states and the Union territory.