Deepa Jayakumar: AIADMK is ready to face any election

Apr 15, 2018, 18:11 IST | Mid-day online desk

The leader told reporters in Chennai that the party was ready to face any election, be it the local body or the Parliamentary or the state Assembly polls, which is due in 2021

JayakumarDeepa Jayakumar/ File Pic

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu assured that the party would do well in the upcoming elections, including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Fisheries Minister Deepa Jayakumar on Sunday exuded confidence to face any election.

The leader told reporters in Chennai that the party was ready to face any election, be it the local body or the Parliamentary or the state Assembly polls, which is due in 2021. He also said the AIADMK government was implementing all the schemes launched by the former chief minister, late J Jayalalithaa.

"The people are the best judge. The results desired by the Amma (Jayalalithaa) government have reached them. Since they will realise that at the time of the polls, whether local body or Parliamentary or the Assembly election, they will give their stamp of recognition to the AIADMK," Jayakumar said.

The local body polls in Tamil Nadu are due since 2016.

On the Cauvery issue, the minister expressed confidence that the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) will be constituted, in compliance with the Supreme court order on the water-sharing dispute involving the state and neighbouring Karnataka.

Kerala and Puducherry are the other stakeholders in the dispute.

Following the February 16 apex court verdict, Tamil Nadu has been insisting that the court's order to the Centre to formulate a "scheme" referred to the setting up of the CMB and the CWRC. The Tamil Nadu government has moved the top court, seeking contempt action against the Centre for its "failure" to frame the scheme for the constitution of the CMB and the CWRC within six weeks.

The court had, last week, asked the Centre to frame a draft Cauvery management scheme and file it by May 3 for the implementation of its order on water distribution. Jayakumar expressed confidence of securing a favourable verdict in the case.

Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from PTI

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