Cauvery Issue: Siddaramaiah calls all-party meeting Today

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, File Photo

Bengaluru, Oct 1: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will hold an all-party meeting at 5pm today in the presence of all MPs from the state to discuss Cauvery Issue.

It will discuss the Supreme Court’s fresh Friday order to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu daily for six days from October 1.

Menwhile, Former PM HD Deve Gowda went on an indefinite hunger strike against SC’s order near Gandhi statue in Vidhana Soudha Today . Yesterday also Protests were held at Mandya and Mysuru districts.

The ruling Congress has called floor leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal-Secular, all MPs from the state, including Union Ministers and district in-charge ministers to the meeting at the state secretariat.

Water Resources Minister M. B. Patil, the legal team and water experts will explain the court directive to the leaders and provide the latest data on the live storage levels in the four reservoirs across the river basin to decide on it,” said the official.

The chief minister also discussed the court’s directive order with Patil, Home Minister G. Parameshwara, Law Minister T.B. Jayachandra and senior leaders of the party’s state unit.

“The ban order on the gathering of people in public places and sensitive areas has been extended till Sunday to prevent any untoward incident in the region,” said a state police official.

In the three related meetings held over the last fortnight, the parties advised the state government to save the water for drinking purpose only and not to release it for irrigation in neighbouring Tamil Nadu as decided by the state legislature at a special session on September 23 through a unanimous resolution.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed the matter with senior ministers to Today.

In the context of 11-day Dasara festival starting on Saturday , security has been stepped in Mysuruup to maintain peace.

Wefornews Bureau

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