Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam rejected Opposition leader and DMK working president M.K. Stalin’s suggestion to the ruling party to vote against the BJP government in the no-confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam party in the parliament.
Panneerselvam on the floor of the Legislative Assembly contended that the motion had nothing to do with the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board. It was better to wait for the Supreme Court’s deadline of March 29 for constituting the Board to end.
Stalin in his speech had said the AIADMK government should advise its 37 Lok Sabha MPs to vote against the BJP government to bring pressure on the Centre even though the motion was unlikely to succeed.
. “If it does not happen we will once again convene an all-party meeting to chalk out the next course of action. “We have waited so far and let us wait till the last date. As far as the Cauvery Water dispute is concerned we will not give up the rights secured by our leader Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK MPs have been raising the issue for the last one week and the Lok Sabha proceedings have been affected. In political history no such incident has happened so far in support of an issue concerning Tamil Nadu,” he said.
“The no-confidence motion is purely connected with the issue of Andhra Pradesh and it has nothing to do with the constitution Cauvery Management Board and the same could not be linked with it,” he contended.