Actor Kamal Hasaan who founded the Makkal Needhi Maiam said that he would prepare the masses for a peaceful civil disobedience movement if the Cauvery Management Board was not formed. He described the Centre’s move to seek clarification was only an alibi to buy time.
He said that the Centre would have to face the peoples revolution if it persisted with an untrustworthy approach to form the Cauvery management board. He felt that the State government could bring about a solution if it wanted to but it was hiding behind the Centre. They should either listen to the legal luminaries and water experts or step aside. As the Cauvery was the lifeline of Tamil Nadu, failure to resolve the issue would be disastrous to the entire state.