The Working President of DMK M K Stalin said his party will extend support to the shutdown called by the PMK on April 11. It will also stage black flag protests during prime minister Narendra Modi‘s visit on April 12. Stalin said PMK founder S Ramadoss had requested the support of all political parties for the strike. The PMK has called for the shutdown demanding that the central government to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC). Hence, the DMK would extend its support to Wednesday’s shutdown strike, Stalin said.
Stalin, who is leading the Cauvery Rights Retrieval March, said black flags would be shown to Modi when he comes to inaugurate the Def-Expo 2018 on April 12. Apart from showing black flags, people should also wear black shirts on that day and fly black flags atop their houses to show their agony over the Cauvery issue.