TNCC prez flays Tamilisai for comments on Cauvery

By PTI Published on Apr 11, 2018 04:34 PM IST

Coimbatore: TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar hit out at BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan for her remarks that those blaming the Centre on the Cauvery issue should ask top Congress leaders to make efforts to resolve it.

It was an attempt to divert the attention of the people of the State from the raging issue, he told reporters here.

Reacting to a message about Rahul Gandhi's stand on Cauvery issue doing the rounds on WhatsApp, Thirunavukkarasar said neither did the Congress president speak in favour of Karnataka nor against Tamilnadu over the Cauvery issue and blamed the social media for spreading such news.

To a query on Karnataka's opposition to the formation of Cauvery Management Board, he said there was no justification for blaming that State at this stage.

He also expressed confidence that all party workers will cooperate by hoisting black flags atop their houses and wear black clothes in protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Chennai on 12 April, in line with the decision taken by all parties.

On holding IPL matches in Chennai, the senior Congress leader said those who wish to express their solidarity with the farmers and those protesting over Cauvery issue can boycott it.