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DMK's Stalin conducts 'all-party meeting' on Cauvery

Stalin said it was to prove that DMK is genuinely concerned about the farmers' cause

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Publish Date: Oct 25 2016 6:10PM | Updated Date: Oct 25 2016 6:10PM

DMK's Stalin conducts 'all-party meeting' on Cauvery
DMK conducted an all-party meeting in Chennai today to discuss the Cauvery issue. The development, considered a major move by MK Stalin for showing strength, displayed capability to run the Dravidian party after Karunanidhi.
 
Vaiko has explicitly questioned the upsurge in DMK's interest now and why it failed as a party to do anything when they were in power for the past ten years.
 
Surprisingly, GK Vasan also participated in the meeting, adding to DMK's trusted ally Congress party's stress.
 
Following his father's footsteps, GK Vasan separated himself from the Congress and formed 'Tamil Maanila Congress' in 2014.
 
In his welcome speech, Stalin mentioned that DMK held the meet to prove that unity still prevails in Tamil Nadu. He also stated that DMK is genuinely concerned about farmers' cause.
 
Had this been any other party's initiative, including AIADMK, DMK would have definitely participated, he said.
 
Among several resolutions, the party has decided to provide a compensation of Rs 30,000 per acre for delta farmers. Another resolution includes constitution of a team including members from farmer's association and all delegates from all parties. The delegates will be meeting PM Narendra Modi.