Will sue PM if Cauvery management board not set up, say farmers

Farmers headed by National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association president Ayyakannu said that they would initiate legal proceedings against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for contem

Published: 08th March 2018 02:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2018 04:26 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THOOTHUKUDI: Farmers headed by National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association president Ayyakannu said that they would initiate legal proceedings against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for contempt of court if the Centre failed to form the Cauvery Water Management Board. The firebrand farmer rights activists Ayyakannu was in Kovilpatti as part of State-wide rally that started on March 1 from Kanniyakumari.

Ayyakannu said refusal of water share in Cauvery river for Tamil Nadu, approval of hydrocarbon projects in the State, denial of better remuneration for farm produce and introduction of genetically modified seeds were linked together and would destroy the agricultural activities in Tamil Nadu. The farmers also campaigned against the anti-farmer policies on Wednesday. Ayyakannu told reports Cauvery river was the lifeline of Tamil Nadu farmers.

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