Considering the complexity of reactions on Cauvery dispute verdict, the Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka government have halted the bus services between the states.
Commuters are facing inconvenience at Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, a commuter told ANI, ‘transporters are not willing to cross-border & are not even returning the money of tickets.”
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah commenting on the verdict said,”This is a good news for farmers in Cauvery basin and people of Karnataka.”
I am also shocked at the reduction in the supply of water. I have to get more details about the actual judgement but I think Supreme Court firmly said that water can’t be owned by any state. That’s a consoling factor: Kamal Haasan on Cauvery Verdict
“AIADMK government has lost the rights that Kalaignar (M. Karunanidhi) achieved for Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has been cheated. I urge TN CM to call an all party meeting with farmers’ association,” said DMK working president MK Stalin.
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2018
“We are very happy with the verdict. The verdict is a balance verdict which protects interest of both the states. This is a good judgement which will go long way in ensuring peace in both the states,”Mohan V Katarki, counsel for the state of Karnataka.
A Navaneethakrishnan, the counsel for the state of Tamil Nadu after the verdict said,”We believe in verdict of the court & respect it. Surely, this is not enough. We have raised the shortfall of water with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari who have two plans to address the issue, one of which is linking river Godavari with Kallanai.”