TN welcomes Modi with black flags, harsh tweets

Chennai Chepauk

MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai

April. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stated that the Finance Commission has been directed to consider incentivising the states undertaking measures to implement population control.

A 25-year-old man committed in district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning over the Centre's failure to constitute a Cauvery management board.

From there, he took a one-kilometre ride by vehicle to the neighbouring Adyar Cancer Institute for an event.

Earlier, a press conference was planned with the prime minister at the IIT-Madras, adjacent to the Cancer Institute, but it failed to materialise.

After a brief reception, he left for Mamallapuram, about 55 km from here, from where he reached the temple town of Tiruvidanthai to formally inaugurate the Defence Expo-2018, which began here on Wednesday. The states of Kerala and Puducherry should also get their rightful share as per the Supreme Court order and constituting of the Cauvery Water Management Board is of utmost importance to ensure this.

"DMK floats a black balloon in Chennai with the slogan "Modi Go Back", in protest against PM Modi's visit #CauveryProtest", ANI reported. As of now, three people have committed suicide over Cauvery issue.

Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi chief M Thamimun Ansari said black flag demonstration would be staged at Guindy which is near the airport. The black flag protest would be held at the Alandur Metro Rail Station, Velmurugan told reporters.

Responding to the same, Prime Minister Modi said the allegations of the Centre being biased against certain states or a particular region were "baseless".

Some opposition parties and pro-Tamil outfits had yesterday said they would hold black flag protest against Modi's visit to Tamil Nadu.

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