"Therefore, constitution of the Cauvery Management Board has become an "integral part of the Supreme Court's judgment", the chief minister said".
Mr. Modi is in Chennai to inaugurate the DefExpo 2018 in Thiruvidanthai, and the diamond jubilee building for the Cancer Institute at Adyar. The show of protest forced the Prime Minister to stay off roads, and depend on a chopper instead to go about his engagements. He walked a few steps from the helicopter to the vehicle that ferried him to the institute.
"You have to constitute Cauvery Water Management Board for the betterment of Tamil and Kannadiga people".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday rejected as "baseless allegation" of southern states that the Terms of Reference of the 15th Commission are "biased against certain states or a particular region" and said it would benefit states that took population control measures.
MDMK general secretary Vaiko said his party would hold a black flag demonstration at Little Mount against Modi's visit for his "betrayal" of Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue. A black flag was hoisted at DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's residence. Members of the newly-formed Tamilaga Kalai Illakiya Panpattu Maiyam by noted filmmakers Bharathiraaja, Ameer, Gouthaman and Thangarbachan, were also arrested as they staged a black flag protest at the airport. A number of film personalities and politicians led the protests. However, before Prime Minister Modi touched down in Chennai, some of the demonstrators, including Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan, were detained.
In his memorandum, released to the media, Palaniswami said the Supreme Court in its February 16 verdict said that a scheme be formulated by the central government within six weeks to "implement the notified final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal as modified by its judgment".
On Tuesday, some of the protestors were arrested after they tried to stop an IPL match held at Chennai's Chepauk Stadium.