Nirmala’s convoy attacked

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s car was attacked by a group of DMK workers who threw stones and chappals and showed black flags, condemning the centre for not forming the Cauvery Management Board. The stones hit the rear end of the vehicle and the Minister continued her journey.

The DMK workers were later removed and arrested. The Defence Minister was on a visit to Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar districts to review the central government schemes. The BJP workers who followed the Minister’s car shouted slogans against the DMK. The Supreme Court directed the centre to evolve a scheme on the Cauvery dispute which they have not yet done. The ruling AIADMK and the DMK have been insisting for setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.