Chennai: Asserting that the Centre will not let down the interest of Tamil Nadu on Cauvery, BJP state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has said what is of paramount importance is Cauvery water for TN and not the nomenclature.
"What's in a name? What is important is Cauvery water for us. I think it will be an authoritative body. The Centre does not want the problem to prolong and is eager to ensure a lasting solution and accordingly took time. Today it has submitted the scheme. The Centre has done its duty well," she said reacting to the submission of the draft Cauvery management scheme in the SC on Monday.
"What we should get is Cauvery water, and need not be concerned over the name," Dr Tamilisai added apparently referring to Opposition parties in the state demanding the formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The opposition insistence for naming the 'scheme' as CMB does not matter as any 'body' or structure that is constituted by the Centre would ensure Cauvery water to TN.
Earlier in the day, while submitting the draft Cauvery management scheme before the SC, the Centre said it was facing a dilemma regarding the name to be given to the body sought to be created by the scheme dealing with the task of supervising the sharing of Cauvery water as per the apex court order.
It was, however, open to any nomenclature for the implementing authority of the scheme - Board, Authority or Committee; and left it for the court to decide.
The scheme, she contended, should be acceptable to all the four states concerned and the body to be formed would be vested with power. "Let's wait till Wednesday (when the case comes up before the Supreme Court). We won't get any solution if we merely discuss now," Dr Tamilisai added....