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GoBackModi Chennai erupts in protest as Modi visits to attend a defence exhibition

GoBackModi Chennai erupts in protest as Modi visits to attend a defence exhibition

Protesting over the Cauvery issue they showed black flags and balloons to PM Narendra Modi on Thursday.

The black flag protest was organised by some opposition parties and Tamil outfits of the state. The man's self-immolation attempt came on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's mega defence exhibition, Defexpo, in Thiruvidanthai. He began his speech with a history faux pas, by referring to Kanchipuram as the "land of the Cholas" when it actually belonged to the Pallava dynasty.

Police dispersed some of the protesters and detained others.

PM Modi, who flew from one venue to another to avoid the threatened black flag protests over the Cauvery issue, could not escape it at the IIT Madras.

Besides inaugurating the DefExpo, Modi also attended a function at the Cancer Institute here and inaugurated several facilities there. #Vaiko going wild west.


The opposition DMK and fringe groups had hit the streets since morning, expressing anger against what they call the Centre's failure to form a Cauvery Water Management Board.

"All sections of people of Tamizh Nadu have started to believe that this delay is due to ensuing elections in Karnataka and your party's interest in it. Sir, it is your duty as the Prime Minister to prove this wrong by immediately acting as per the Supreme Court order", Haasan added.

Describing the Cauvery crisis as a "tumultuous moment" for Tamil Nadu, Haasan said that since Modi has previous experience in handling Narmada water crisis situation in his home state of Gujarat, he "could easily deliver the justice Tamil Nadu is seeking".

DMK's working president MK Stalin has appealed to people to hoist black flags and wear black badges as a mark of protest.

But with the deadline having expired, political parties across Tamil Nadu accused Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to secure votes in Karnataka ahead of an election there next month.

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