Cauvery water row: After SC rap, Siddaramaiah calls all-party meeting today

At an all-party meeting conducted earlier this week, the government had received mixed suggestions on releasing water to Tamil Nadu.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: October 1, 2016 9:00 am
Cauvery, Cauvery water, Kaveri water, Kaveri water dispute, Cauvery water dispute, Siddaramaiah, Cauvery water row, Cauvery water dispute, Cauvery water, Cauvery river, Cauvery karnataka, karnataka news, india news Cauvery water row: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has called for a meeting of leaders of both houses of the state legislature, MPs, central ministers representing the state and ministers from the Cauvery basin to discuss the water issue. (Source: File)

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called for an all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the Supreme Court directive to the state, asking it to obey its order to release 6,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu for three days.

Siddaramaiah has called for a meeting of leaders of both houses of the state legislature, MPs, central ministers representing the state and ministers from the Cauvery basin to discuss the water issue. He had said on Friday that the Centre needed to play a “greater and more proactive” role on water-related issues, especially when it came to resolving inter-state disputes.

However, the chief minister stopped short of supporting suggestions that the subject of water needed to be moved to the Concurrent list from the State list, where it is now. “I have not given adequate thought to these kind of suggestions,” he had said.

In the meantime, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said if “they (SC) keep on passing non-implementable orders, it will be very difficult to maintain law and order in the country.”

At an all-party meeting conducted earlier this week, the government had received mixed suggestions on releasing water to Tamil Nadu, with some saying that Karnataka could comply with the court’s September 20 ruling as storage in Cauvery basin has improved from 27 TMC feet to 31 TMC feet following rainfall in catchment areas.

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:47 am
    MR. SIDDARAMAIAH, BE A MAN OF DECENCY AND KINDNESS; TAMILIANS ARE BROADMINDED AND GENEROUS TO THE PEOPLE OF KARNATAKA . MADAM JAYALALITHA IS GIVEN THE TOP POST OF CHIEF MINISTER IN TAMILNADU AND ALSO PRAISED AND WORSHIPED . MANY FAMOUS ACTORS IN TAMIL NADU ARE FROM KARNATAKEA. . WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE BEFORE THE TAMILS IN GOOD-WILL AND GENEROSITY? AS A LEADER , YOU MUST THINK OF NATIONAL CONCERN REGARDLESS OF RACE, CASTE, AND RELIGION. ALL ARE INDIANS AND INDIA BELONGS TO ALL INDIANS. YOU SHOULD NEVER BE NARROW MINDED . TRY TO ACT LIKE A GENTLEMAN
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      Joseph R Stephen
      Oct 1, 2016 at 9:54 am
      All TAMILS belonging to COngress and BJP should quit their respective parties and close their offices in Tamilnadu to make sure both the National parties fall in line and respect the Supreme court and also support Tamilnadu.
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        Prof. P.
        Oct 1, 2016 at 5:54 am
        Sri Mallikarjuna Kharge, a senior parliamentarian, issuing a statement on the Supreme Court's order as "non-implementable" is unfortunate. He further said that there would be unrest in the country with that kind of orders. India is a country comprising several provinces, which we call "states' for administrative purposes. Rivers are national property. Whatever quany of water is available in them, it should be available to all the states equally. Simply because one State is located on the upstream, it cannot appropriate as much water as it wants and block it from reaching the sister States. There are consutional provisions for this mechanism, and the Supreme Court goes by those provisions. This current situation warrants that politicians must read and understand consution before contesting elections. In turn, the politicians, including ministers at all levels, must try to convince the people they represent that the people in other States also require water from the rivers as much as they require. Rain-water saving devices like the irrigation tanks and drinking water ponds as our ancestors dug, constructed and maintained at strategic points for public purposes, not necessarily huge dams across rivers, provide a solution to this kind of problem. This suggestion may sound like an Indian idiom "digging well while thirsty". These means are to overcome future-problems.
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          rohan
          Oct 1, 2016 at 3:16 am
          Karnataka Government should not budge. There is a limit of tolerance to injustice. It is the audacity of SC to thunder without essing the ground reality. Let them visit the reservoir and then send their Bully wrath. The words used by SC is unbecoming of judiciary.
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              Shankar Shankar
              Oct 1, 2016 at 8:57 am
              Now Karnataka Government may think of releasing water to TN as a gesture and respect to the CM of TN, in view of her condition and as she was not in a position to attend the meeting convened by the Central Government. After her recovery a strong case may be placed before Central Government and also with SC to change the Judges as they are not impartial and their orders are biased.
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                Romir
                Oct 1, 2016 at 6:35 am
                Unaware of the situation at hand, don't throw around fancy words to make yourself look smart. You are uneducated about the situation and must therefore remain silent during such proceedings. Mr. Vijay Karthik, don't lower yourself in the eyes of the people reading the comments.
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                  vijay karthik
                  Oct 1, 2016 at 4:00 am
                  The Karnataka govt. must be dismissed and president rule should be imposed to teach a lesson to the authoritarian govt. and uneducated people about what supreme court can do.
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                    vijay karthik
                    Oct 1, 2016 at 4:01 am
                    The Karnataka govt. must be dismissed and president rule should be imposed to teach a lesson to the authoritarian govt. and uneducated people about what supreme court can do....
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