TN presents Modi with memo on Cauvery

Chennai Super Kings are playing in the Indian Premier League after a gap of two years

Chennai Super Kings are playing in the Indian Premier League after a gap of two years

"Cauvery water is the lifeline for the people of Tamil Nadu".

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was informed that it has become hard for the police to handle the situation and the dispute has created a volatile political situation in Chennai.

He poured kerosene and set himself ablaze, police said.

Amidst statewide protests, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately set up the Cauvery Management Board.

The CPCB in its earlier report had flagged the need for the management of sewage disposal to prevent it from flowing into the river in both the states.

On April 9, the apex court clearly stated that the final order of the CWDT had "merged with the judgment of the Supreme Court", he said. Tamil Nadu, however, is insisting on a CMB and activists have come out in the streets demanding it. The court had on 26 March asked both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to file their responses to the CPCB report.

The leaders also expressed displeasure that the Centre had waited for the six-week deadline to lapse before filing a petition to clarify the meaning of the word "scheme", which they claimed had no room for doubt in the way the Supreme Court had worded the judgement, and for asking for three more months to implement the top court's order. The BJP appears to be keen not be seen as taking sides, for supporting Tamil Nadu might cost the party votes in the upper riparian state.

The memorandum took a stinging shot at the Centre, accusing it of delaying the constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) to be able to score some political points in the coming Karnataka Assembly elections. The ball is now in the Centre's court on the next course of action in this 121-year-old river water sharing dispute.

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