New Delhi: Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah has called for an all-party meet on September 6 at 3PM on Tuesday for an emergency meeting on the Supreme Court order directing the Karnataka government to release 15000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu for ten days to lessen the plight of farmers.
The Karnataka CM has called all the concerned parties to come together meet to discuss the future course of action.
“We are waiting for the copy of orders passed by the SC. After getting the copy of orders, we will discuss with the legal team. And I have also called the opposition party, the leaders from JDS and central ministers from our state” said Siddaramaiah
In the decision given out today, the apex court also asked Tamil Nadu to approach the supervisory committee for release of Cauvery water.
On September 2, the Supreme Court had asked Karnataka to ‘Live and let live’ over the issue of providing water to Tamil Nadu from Cauvery river.
During the hearing of the Cauvery water dispute case, the Karnataka government, in its reply to the apex court over Tamil Nadu’s plea seeking release of 50 Thousand Million Cubic (TMC) water in Cauvery, said, “There is a deficit of 80 TMC water and can’t give water to Tamil Nadu.”
Hearing the plea, Justice Dipak Mishra observed that “Live & Let Live principle should be kept in mind” and that “both states should live in harmony”.
It was reported that Tamil Nadu had already suffered water deficit in June, July and August.