DMK gives notice in Lok Sabha on water crisis issue in TN; Stalin to join protest
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP TR Baalu on Monday gave notice in Lok Sabha over water crisis issue in Tamil Nadu.
On Saturday, DMK began a statewide over acute water crisis issue. As per reports, DMK president M K Stalin would also join the protest against the state government over water scarcity in the city.
Led by former Chennai Mayor M Subramanian, DMK cadres also protested in the Jafferkhanpet area in the city.
The locals too have expressed anger towards the state government. On Friday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami held a press conference following a high-level meeting on the prevailing water scarcity in the state.
The Chief Minister also refuted media reports about hotels and schools being shut down due to the water crisis, saying that he has personally spoken to schools and these reports are incorrect.
Tamil Nadu has been reeling under acute water stress for the past several months as Chennai's Porur Lake, one of the main sources of water has reached its lowest level. Moreover, scorching heat and delayed monsoon have further exacerbated the situation.