BJP govt let out Cauvery water following SC order: Siddu
The Opposition Congress today accused the BJP government in Karnataka of letting out water following the Supreme Court order, ignoring the interests of the state farmers.
Speaking to reporters after Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar's statenment in the Assembly on the Cauvery water row, leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah slammed the state government saying reply threw enough hints over release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per Supreme Court orders.
Mr Shettar told the House earlier that he would lead a delegation of MPs from affected districts to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to explain the ground situation in the wake of the Supreme Court order.
"The Chief Minister was quite clear in his reply that the government will abide by the apex court order for releasing 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till December 9. He has also hinted at the release of water," he alleged.
The chief minister in his statement had pointed out that disobedience of orders passed by Cauvery River Authority or the Supreme Court on the Cauvery water sharing had adversely affected interests of Karnataka farmers.
Mr Shettar had stated that the ordinance passed by the Karnataka government in 1991 against release of water had led to the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) passing interim order directing Karnataka to release 205 tmcft of Cauvery water per annum and specified the quantum of monthly release. "This order hit us as hard as the 1924 pact between the Madras presidency and the erstwhile princely State of Mysore."