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Karnataka govt should immediately stop releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, demands ex-CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka former Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai has asked the Congress-led state government to approach the Supreme Court in the Cauvery river water matter with Tamil Nadu and fight the issue legally.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Published on: August 31, 2023 21:54 IST
Karnataka former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai
Image Source : PTI Karnataka former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai has said that the present state government must immediately stop releasing the Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.

Bommai asked the Congress-led government to approach the Supreme Court in the matter and fight the issue legally.

"The government has been faltering on the Cauvery issue since the beginning. Already about 15 TMC water, by way of releasing 10 thousand cusecs (cubic feet per second) water everyday, has been released as per the order of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) directive but yet no legal action has been taken against it," he alleged.

Bommai also hit out at Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar who holds the Water Resources portfolio.

He said that an appeal against the previous order should have been filed with the Supreme Court.

"I demand that the release of water should be immediately stopped and an appeal to the Supreme Court should be filed and a legal fight should be initiated by making strong convictions. The Congress government has failed to protect the drinking water requirements of Karnataka state and the interest of the farmers," Bommai said.

With inputs from PTI

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