All Party leaders to meet PM on Hogenakkal issue

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Bangalore, Jul 31: An all party leaders' delegation will be taken to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prevail upon him to direct Tamil Nadu government to immediately stop its drinking water project in the Cauvery basin.

Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai, replying to a question by Puttegowda (JD-S) during question hour, said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would convene a meeting of the all party leaders prior to taking a delegation soon after the Legislature session and discuss the issue threadbare. Karnataka's rights would be protected at any cost, he said.

Earlier, he explained that a joint team of both the states was formed to survey the area three years ago and officials from Tamil Nadu side had attended only one meeting so far.


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