DMK, friendly parties to stage protest in Trichy

CHENNAI: The DMK and its friendly parties on Thursday decided to stage a protest in on December 4 to condemn the Centre’s nod to the Karnataka government to prepare a detailed project report for construction of a dam across the at .
The decision was taken at a meeting of the DMK and its friendly parties at the party headquarters here. DMK president chaired the meeting.

Leaders of friendly parties, including MDMK chief Vaiko and VCK leader Thol Tirumavalavan who a few days ago had wanted to know if they were part of the DMK alliance, participated in the meeting.

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Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Stalin said, “All parties, including the BJP, must participate in the protest as the new dam across the Cauvery will affect delta districts of .”

“The government must also convene the assembly immediately and pass a special resolution against the dam and send it to the Centre,” Stalin demanded.

He said ideally the protest should have been held in delta districts. But the parties decided to hold it in Trichy due to the damage caused by cyclone Gaja in the delta districts.

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