Hoist black flags during PM's visit: DMK to TN peopleApril 10, 2018 22:37
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president M K Stalin today appealed to the people to hoist black flags atop their houses on April 12 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Tamil Nadu.
Stalin made this appeal while addressing a meet on the Cauvery issue at Kottur, about 35 km from Tiruvarur.
He asked how could Modi visit Tamil Nadu after "betraying the State on the Cauvery issue."
Modi is scheduled to formally inaugurate the Defence Expo 2018 at Thiruvidanthai, about 40 km from Chennai, on that day.
The DMK leader said the day of Modi's visit is a day of 'grief' (dukkha naal) for the State in view of the Centre's 'betrayal.'
He said people should not only hoist black flags in their houses but also wear black clothes and badges as a mark of opposition and protest.
Stalin had said his party would show black flags to Modi as a mark of protest over the Cauvery issue.
The DMK leader, who is here on his fourth day of Cauvery Rights Retrieval Yatra, alleged that despite a clear Supreme Court verdict, the Centre did not come forward to set up the Cauvery Management Board.
He said opposition parties would submit a memorandum to Governor Banwarilal Purohit on April 13 asking him to urge the Centre to set up the CMB immediately. -- PTI