Hyderabad: The Telangana government has argued before the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal that the issue of Krishna water allocation should not be decided only between AP and TS, but Maharashtra and Karnataka too be involved.
Telangana would get its genuine share from Krishna river only if water is allotted afresh to the four states by taking each state as a unit instead of treating only the former undivided AP as a unit along with Maharashtra and Karnataka, and allotting TS share from the quota allotted to undivided AP, the TS government said.
The tribunal started its hearing on Krishna water allocation dispute in Delhi on Friday, which will go on for four days. The hearing will continue on July 9, 14 and 15. TS argued that when the Brijesh Kumar tribunal allocated waters to three states in November 2013, the Telangana government was not informed as to whose award was kept in abeyance due to the pending case in the SC on this issue. It urged the tribunal to treat Telangana as a separate state.
TS counsel Vaidyanthan brought to the notice of the tribunal that the very demand for creation of TS had come up due to the injustice meted out to Telangana region in the allocation of water and jobs in undivided AP....