Bengaluru, Sept 7: Karnataka will file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to modify the order which ordered the release of 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for ten days.
The petition which will be filed on Monday will state that Karnataka will release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for six days.
The decision to file a modified petition in the Supreme Court was taken at an all party meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Tuesday. Following a meeting with the legal team of Karnataka it was decided that the petition would seek modification of the original order.
A member of the legal team for Karnataka informed OneIndia that in the original plea the state had offered to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for six days. However, the Supreme Court ordered the release of 15,000 cusecs for a period of ten days.
Following an all party meet on Tuesday, it was decided that the Supremer Court order had to be followed. A decision to seek a modification was also taken.
When Karnataka goes up before the Supreme Court on Monday, it will state that they have been following the order and released water. However, since there is acute shortage of water the modified petition should be considered.
When Karnataka had stated that it is facing shortage of water, Tamil Nadu had argued that it had received only 33 TMC of water till August 31. It had said that as per the verdict of the Cauvery Waters Tribunal, it ought to have received 94 TMC of water till August 31.
When Karnataka stated that the order cannot be enforced since it is a distress year, Tamil Nadu stated that in such a scenario as per the tribunal it ought to have received 68 TMC of water.