Cauvery protests: Dhinakaran urges Chennai fans to boycott IPL matches
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday appealed to cricket lovers to shun IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai to "strengthen the voice of farmers" seeking setting up of the Cauvery Management Board. "I appeal to cricket lovers to boycott the IPL matches to strengthen the voice of farmers in the protest to retrieve rights on Cauvery (river water)," Dhinakaran said in a tweet.
Partake in the grief of farmers instead of IPL: Dhinakaran
The IPL matches were to be held at a time when people were holding protests every day to partake in the grief of farmers, he said. The entire state has risen against the alleged "injustice perpetrated on us by the state and central governments on the Cauvery (issue), the lifeline of Tamil Nadu," he said on Twitter.