Kamal Haasan writes open letter to Modi on Cauvery management issue

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Kamal Haasan's letter comes the same day on which PM Modi is visiting Tamil Nadu to attend the Defence Expo 2018 in Mahabalipuram.

Even as the opposition parties led by the DMK and fringe political outfits held black flag protests against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the backdrop of the Centre's inaction on the Cauvery water dispute, actor and president of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Thursday opted for a video to record his appeal to Modi. This is an open appeal to the Prime Minister.

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He also said that 'I think with your experience with Narmada Control Authority, you could easily deliver the justice that TN is seeking for'. "All sections of people of Tamizh Nadu have started to believe that this delay is due to ensuing elections in Karnataka and your party's interest in it. Sir, it is your duty as the Prime Minister to prove this wrong by immediately acting as per the Supreme Court order", Kamal added. "I want for this belief to be dispelled, for people are more important than elections as you well know", said Haasan. Thank you, sir. Please do justice for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and see to that the Supreme Court judgement is followed.

In a letter which has been shared on Twitter, Haasan said: "The Supreme Court of India has already performed its constitutional role by delivering the judgement". The Centre also sought a three-month extension from the top court, arguing that if it framed a scheme before Karnataka went to polls on May 12, it would vitiate the election process and cause massive uproar amongst the public. Noting the agitations and the protests that are happening across the state for Cauvery Management Board, he noted his hope that the PM would deliver a solution to the ongoing crisis.