Black flag protest to be staged during PM`s TN visit
Chennai: CPI(M)-affiliated farmers` association, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, Wednesday announced they would stage a black flag protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his Tamil Nadu visit over the proposed National Water Policy.
The association`s state general secretary P Shanmugam said the policy envisages "ceding" the country`s water resources to national and international companies which would lead to its monetisation, affecting mainly farmers.
The protest will be held demanding withdrawal of the proposal. It will be held at Thirumayam in Pudukottai district on August 2 during the Prime Minister`s official visit there, Shanmugam said in a statement.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Here's what Islamic State captors told Indian teachers
- Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture
- Washington Mayor calls Michelle Obama 'gorilla face', says 'she is attractive only to monkey man Barack'
- Drishyam earns Rs 17 cr in 2 days, Bajrangi clocks Rs 283 cr
- 'Baahubali' becomes first non-Hindi film to cross Rs 500 crore