Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M.K. Stalin on Sunday took a dig at Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s remarks on the DMK’s role in handling the Cauvery issue.
In his election campaign to seek votes for Vellore Lok Sabha candidate D.M. Kathir Anand and Arakkonam candidate S. Jagathrakshakan, Mr. Stalin said it was the DMK that played a pivotal role in securing 205 tmc feet of Cauvery water, setting up of the Cauvery Water Tribunal and following up the issue till it reached the distribution level. It was the Modi-led BJP government that that didn’t object to Karnataka’s plan to construct a dam at Mekedatu, Mr. Stalin charged. He reiterated that his party, if voted to power, would write off crop loans of all farmers.