Puducherry, Apr 10 (PTI) Opposition AIADMK today alleged that ruling Congress failed ryots of Karaikal by not filing a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against the centre for non-compliance of its order to set up Cauvery Management Board This was stated by the party’s legislature wing leader, A Anbalagan while addressing reporters here.

He pointed out that neighbouring Tamil Nadu’s ‘relentless legal efforts’ had resulted in the Supreme court now asking e Centre to place before it a draft scheme by May 3.

This marked a victory for the sustained legal battle the Tamilnadu government had been fighting in Cauvery water issue to protect the ryots`.

On the other hand, the Puducherry government adopted a ‘lethargic approach’ to protect farmers of Karaikal,who depend on the river for irrigation, he added.

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