MDMK calls for de­feat­ing ‘fas­cist’ BJP, AIADMK

Slams Cen­tral gov­ern­ment on Cau­very, Meke­datu is­sues

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Staff Reporter

The Maru­malarchi Dravida Mun­netra Kazhagam (MDMK) has called for de­feat­ing the “fas­cist” BJP gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre and the “un­demo­cratic” AIADMK gov­ern­ment in the State un­der the lead­er­ship of the DMK.

This is one of the 37 res­o­lu­tions that were passed at the party’s Mup­pe­rum Vizha (State con­fer­ence) held here on Satur­day.

The party said the BJP-led gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre had un­leashed a fas­cist rule and had in­dulged in vi­o­lence and op­pres­sion against the mi­nori­ties, Dal­its and the tribal peo­ple.

‘Will ful­fil duty’

The Cen­tre had de­ceived the State on the Cau­very is­sue and was forcibly im­ple­ment­ing the meth­ane ex­trac­tion and hy­dro­car­bon projects to de­stroy the Cau­very basin. “Both the BJP and its pup­pet the AIADMK should be de­feated and the MDMK will ful­fil its po­lit­i­cal duty,” the res­o­lu­tion de­clared.

An­other res­o­lu­tion said that due to heavy rains in Kar­nataka, sur­plus water was re­leased into Cau­very. But the re­lease should be reg­u­lar and the Cen­tre should en­sure that the fi­nal award of the Cau­very Water Tri­bunal was fol­lowed.

A res­o­lu­tion also con­demned the de­ci­sion of the Cen­tre to seek opin­ion from Tamil Nadu, Ker­ala and Puducherry on Kar­nataka’s pro­posal for con­struct­ing a dam at Meke­datu. Other res­o­lu­tions passed at the meet­ing called for im­ple­ment­ing the 27% quota for back­ward class stu­dents in Cen­tral gov­ern­ment schools, re­tain­ing the stor­age level at the Mul­laperi­yar dam, tak­ing steps to close down Ster­lite In­dus­tries’ plant at Thoothukudi per­ma­nently, im­ple­ment­ing the Pandi­yaru–Pun­nam­puzha scheme and en­cour­ag­ing im­port of sand to pre­vent sand smug­gling.

MDMK leader Vaiko, DMK trea­surer Du­raimu­ru­gan, Dravida Kazhagam leader K. Veera­mani and lead­ers of var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties were present.

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For­mer Jammu and Kash­mir Chief Min­is­ter Fa­rooq Ab­dul­lah with MDMK leader Vaiko in Erode on Satur­day.

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