Karnataka CM awaits PMO response, Tamil Nadu faces shutdown

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, File Photo

Bengaluru, Sep 16: Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah on 9th September wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi pursuing his instant involvement in the Cauvery Water dispute.

Concerned over the Cauvery issue, the CM’s office is trying to contact the PMO, repeatedly, seeking to meet PM so that this problem can be resolved.

Though, the BJP in the state has made it fairly comprehensible that it won’t take part in indulging the PM in this matter. State President BS Yeddyurappa said, “it is a ridiculous and escapist move.”

Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, who is the MP from Bengaluru North said “There is no sense in urging the PM to intervene. The CMs of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are adamant.”

The Railway police on Thursday hindered with the process of the Rail Roko which was planned in Karnatakan but Tamil Nadu is shut down on Friday. Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara met Police officials to see if the situation is under control and there is no scope of violence like the one emerged on 12th September which left two dead and 78 vehicles were destroyed.

Siddaramaiah also wrote a letter to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa asking for the safety and security of Kannads living there.

“There is hardly 9.83 thousand million cubic feet (TMCFT) of water left in the Krishnarajasagar dam, from where we are releasing slightly over 1 TMCFT a day to Tamil Nadu as ordered by the Supreme court. We have to try every possible avenue to save water for drinking in Bengaluru, Mysore and Mandya cities, villages and for the nearly two lakh hectares of standing crop in the Cauvery basin,” a senior government official told media.

The possibility of a political indulgement doesn’t appear to be sharp. According to sources, “The PMO has been saying we will confirm an appointment for our CM. They haven’t even given a date, let alone a time. It does not appear that we will succeed.”

A senior BJP leader said that the party was uneasy about such intervention.

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Wefornews Bureau

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