The images, shot in Vellore and Pudukottai, expose the “sincerity” with which the AIADMK has been fighting for the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board. There is much anger against the ruling party’s reluctance to take on the Centre’s delay in setting up the Board and several have pointed out that the strike is a mere eyewash.
The protest, which began at around 8 am and concluded at 5 pm (post-breakfast and pre-dinner), was launched by Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam in Chennai. The entire cabinet of the AIADMK also reportedly took part in the strike, with ministers and other leaders driving the protest in districts across Tamil Nadu.
If the “hunger” strike was the same across the state, as the pictures suggest, nobody needs to worry about any of our beloved politicians collapsing. For their sake, we do hope it was biryani and not tomato rice.