DMk treasurer and former Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, his party MLAs and other functionaries were arrested in Chennai on Monday during a protest demanding the Centre to constitute a Cauvery management board.
Various farmers' organisations on Monday began a 48-hour rail roko in Tiruchi and delta districts, demanding the constitution of a Cauvery board.
Former DMK Minister K.N. Nehru courted arrest after attempting a blockade at the Srirangam Railway Station. Senior DMK leader Durai Murugan was arrested after a rail roko at the Katpadi junction.
Officials stated that there was no disruption of rail services. Over 2,000 farmers and cadres of various parties were arrested in the central region comprising eight districts. Over 5,000 persons have been arrested in Chennai.
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