The DMK has announced that party chief M Karunanidhi would take part in the demonstration demanding completion of the Sethusamudram Project at Nagapattinam. The protests are part of the DMK’s reorientation of its focus ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls. The protests are set to take place at all district headquarters in TN on July 8.
The shift in focus had been announced at the public meeting held to mark Karunanidhi’s 89th birthday on June 3. The veteran leader had declared that the Sethusamudram Project would take centrestage for his party in coming months. The DMK’s administrative council then passed a resolution deciding to start the agitations with the July 8 demonstrations. The demonstrations will be aimed at pressuring the Centre to complete the stalled project quickly and also to push the State government to redact its statement to the SC that the project is not needed.
Meanwhile, the DMK is bombarding the coastal districts with its top brass. Apart from Karunanidhi in Nagapattinam, the demonstrations would see the participation of his daughter Kanimozhi in Cuddalore, son MK Stalin in Thoothukudi, 2G-tainted former Union Minister A Raja in Pudukottai, Durai Murugan in Ramanathapuram, TR Baalu in Kanyakumari and organising secretary TKS Elangovan in Puducherry.