An all-party delegation from Karnataka will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 10 to convey the strong opposition from the state against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demand for a Cauvery Management Board.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, after laying the foundation stone for a Gandhi statue near Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore on Friday, said he will meet Modi on Tuesday along with a delegation to request the Centre not to set up the Board. “An appeal on the matter is pending before the court. We will request the Union Government not to establish the Board until the court decides,” Siddaramaiah said.
Since there is already a supervisory committee headed by the secretary of the Union Minister for Water Resources, there is no urgency to establish a new board, the chief minister said.
“I discussed the matter with Union ministers Ananth Kumar and DV Sadananda Gowda. I will take an all-party delegation including Union ministes from the state, MPs and leaders from both Houses of the state legislature,” Siddaramaiah said.
The chief minister added that an all-party meeting will be held on Monday in Bangalore to discuss the state government’s move regarding the Cauvery issue.