Chennai, June 24: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) held protest on Monday in Chennai’s Chepak against the Tamil Nadu government over an acute water crisis in the city. DMK President MK Stalin also joined the protest. Senior party leaders Dayanidhi Maran and J Anbazhagan accompanied Stalin in the protest. Tamil Nadu Water Crisis: Chennai Residents Struggle With Irregular Water Supply Through Tankers, State Govt Seeks Centre's Help.
Protesters also held pots in their hands demanding water from the government. “The pot is here, where is the water?,” was written on the water containers. The DMK had even protested against the state government over the water crisis in the state. Meanwhile, on Monday, DMK MP TR Baalu also submitted a notice in the Lok Sabha over the water crisis in Tamil Nadu.
Visuals of the protest:
Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin joins DMK workers holding protest in Chepak, against the #TamilNadu government over acute water crisis in the city. pic.twitter.com/iEcJDriLAX
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On June 21, the Tamil Nadu government accepted Kerala's help of 20 lakh drinking water. The decision was taken on Friday in a review meeting chaired by chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. Earlier, some reports claimed that Palaniswami had turned down the help from Kerala. Chennai Rains: After 196 Days, First Showers Witnessed in Some Parts of City, #Chennairains Trend on Twitter.
Tamil Nadu is facing severe water crisis, particularly in Chennai as four of its reservoirs, the main source of drinking water in the city, turned dry. Rising temperature has also added to the woes of people across the state. On June 11, the Tamil Nadu government had also requested the Centre for sanctioning over Rs 5,000 crore for various drinking water supply schemes in the state.
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