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Cauvery water issue: AIADMK will not support ‘no-trust vote’ in LS

Statesman News Service | Chennai |

It’s now almost official that the AIADMK led by chief minister Edappady K Palaniswami and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam is not all ready to have a showdown with BJP even if it is for the fight to get a fair share of river water (Cauvery Water) from neighbours.

In a chat with a 24X7 Tamil news channel Thambi Durai, deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha and the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha said that his party would not support the no-confidence motion to be introduced in the Lok Sabha by the TDP or YSR Congress or even the Congress.

Though considered as a political move to corner Opposition DMK and Congress in the state by a wider section of polity, a few political observers view it as a weakness of the current party leadership which could not jeopardise its rapport with BJP’s central leadership.

“Let the Congress introduce a non-confidence motion against the Centre stating that the motion is being introduced because of the failure of the Narendra Modi government to constitute the Cauvery Management Board as per the verdict of the Supreme Court. Then we will think about our strategy,” said Durai on Friday.

It could be noted as the election to the Karnataka state Assembly is around the corner, the Congress would never think about such move which will definitely be going to deflate its high hope of retaining the power.

The AIADMK and the TDP have been disrupting the proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament for the last two weeks demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board(CMB) and special category status for Andhra Pradesh respectively.

Reacting to the DMK working president M K Stalin’s demand that the AIADMK should either support the no-confidence motion to be moved by the TDP or move a no-confidence motion on its own, Durai said the statement reflected the ignorance of Stalin.

“The TDP and the State of Andra Pradesh have always been inimical to TN. Many labourers from Tamil Nadu who were taken to Andhra Pradesh to work as casual labourers for red sander cutting were shot by the AP Police allegedly in fake encounters.