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Cauvery Water Row: Karnataka to nominate representatives to CMB

CM Kumaraswamy said there are a few issues regarding the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board which have to be sorted out before it starts functioning

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: June 18, 2018 19:03 IST ]
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Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday after a meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari.

He told reporters that they have to abide by the Supreme Court judgment in the case relating to the sharing of Cauvery waters with Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

Kumaraswamy said there were two or three issues regarding the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board which had to be sorted out before it starts functioning. Earlier, he had reportedly said that Parliament should have discussed the matter and a resolution passed on the issue of setting up the Board.

Karnataka has been opposed to the setting up of the Board and prefers a negotiated solution to the vexed water sharing issue.

On the issue of backing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been on a dharna with his ministerial collegues at the residential office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the chief minister said it was being done in the interest of protecting democracy. 

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