Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara
Bengaluru: With the Supreme Court ordering Karnataka to release 6000 cusec of water from Cauvery to Tamil Nadu from October 1 to October 6, Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara on Saturday said it was unfortunate that the apex court was repeatedly giving orders against them.
"It is unfortunate that repeatedly we are getting orders against us. We are pleading before the Supreme Court that we don't have sufficient water. We only have water for drinking purpose, but somehow the Supreme Court failed to take note of that. Once again the Supreme Court has passed the similar order and this is the sixth time such order has been passed," he said.
Parmeshwara said that Deve Gowda, former prime minister of India, is sitting on a hunger strike and this also shows kind of solidarity that all other parties put together to protect the interest of Karnataka.
"The Chief Minister has called for all party meeting at 2:00 pm and let us see what comes out of it. All these aspects would probably be discussed and if there are solutions or the approach on how the government has to function in this particular regard then we will take it forward," he added.
The apex court on Friday gave Karnataka a last chance to release 6000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu between October 1, 2016 and October 6, 2016 before the "wrath of law falls on the state."
The top court simultaneously asked the Centre to set up the Cauvery Water Management Board by October 4 so that the board can visit the Cauvery sites to check the ground realities. The apex court called for a report on October 6, the next date of hearing.
The court slammed Karnataka for "flouting its orders and creating a situation by which the majesty of law is dented".
It was then the bench pressed forward its suggestion to form the CWMB quickly.
The apex court bench ordered the Centre to send communications to the three states concerned - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka - and the Union Territory of Puducherry.