New Delhi: BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday told NewsX that there was not enough water to supply to Tamil Nadu. This has come in the wake of Supreme Court’s order to Karnataka release 15,000 cusecs of water daily for 10 days to Tamil Nadu.
Yeddyurappa also told NewsX, “There is a party meeting scheduled at 6 pm to discuss the issue.”
A legal meeting is underway which was scheduled at 3 pm.
After the Supreme Court’s order protesters at Mandya blocked the vehicular traffic on the busy Bengaluru-Mysuru state highway by burning discarded tyres and effigies of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and placing barricades at many places enroute.
Lawyers, farmers, traders, students and political on Tuesday protested against the apex court order, which will deplete the water level in the KRS further, affecting supply to fields and taps.
Schools and colleges in the district remained closed for the day. Police used water-cannons to disperse the protestors.
For safety measures, the Karnataka govt pulled off 700 buses that operate from Bengaluru and Mysuru to Tamil Nadu.
TB Jaychandra, Karnataka Law Minister appealed to people to remain calm and not take law in their hands.