Cauvery Protesters Gather With Black Flags As PM Modi Arrives In Chennai

| April 12 , 2018 , 10:45 IST

Tamil Nadu protestors demanding setting up of the Cauvery Water Management Board gathered with black flags near the Chennai Airport on Thursday where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to arrive to inaugurate the 'Make in India' segment of the Defence Expo 2018.

However, the gathering of the crowd of protesters turned out to be in vain as the PM travelled directly by chopper to Mahabalipuram where the Defence Expo is taking place, avoiding the roads, and protesters entirely.

Apart from protesters directly on the road, others took to Twitter to vent their frustration against the PM and express that he was not welcome in Tamil Nadu. 

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Extensive protests have been taking place across Tamil Nadu as well as by the state's MPs in New Delhi during the recently concluded Parliament Session, demanding the immediate establishment of the Cauvery Management Board as ordered by the Supreme Court.

The ruling AIADMK party on April 3 conducted a state-wide 1-day hunger strike demanding the constitution of the CMB. Tamil Nadu Opposition parties, led by the main DMK along with parties Congress, CPI (M) and CPI, launched a state-wide shutdown or 'Bandh' on April 5, demanding the setting up of the CMB as well.