Friday, July 20, 2018 10:02 PM

AIADMK and DMK tussle over Cauvery issue embarrasses BJP, Congress on the eve of Karnataka elections

Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh special category status issue resulting in the TDP’s estrangement with the BJP, it is the Cauvery issue now that is putting pressure on the relations between regional and national political players.

In an obvious bid to frustrate the undeclared bonhomie between the AIADMK and the BJP, the DMK demanded that the ruling party in Tamil Nadu support the TDP sponsored no-confidence motion. In fact, Stalin asked the AIADMK to bring a no-trust motion on the Cauvery issue.

In a clever response, the AIADMK said that it would move the no-confidence motion on the Modi government if the DMK obtains the support of its ally Congress and that such a motion would be confined only to the Cauvery issue. Senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai on Sunday said his party would consider moving a no-trust motion in Parliament against the NDA government if the Congress supported it.

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