All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP A. Navaneethakrishnan on Thursday threatened that he will commit suicide if the Centre failed to constitute a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by the March 29.
Stressing on the constitution of the CMB by the dateline fixed by the Supreme Court, the MNP told media that, “Yes I had threatened to commit suicide if the Centre failed to constitute a Cauvery Management Board by the March 29.”
Earlier on March 28, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswani expressed hope that the Centre will set up the CMB in the promised time.
“The Supreme Court has given a verdict for the formation of the (CMB) in six weeks time and there is still time left,” said the minister.
The apex court on February 16 ordered the central government to set up the CMB and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee within six weeks.
However, the apex court’s verdict decreased Tamil Nadu’s share in the water body, much to the dismay of the people of the state.