Bengaluru, Sept 23: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy made a passionate address in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Friday which is debating the Cauvery waters issue. In the beginning of his address, he said that Karnataka has been wronged by the Supreme Court.
"I am not here to insult the Supreme Court or its order," he said. He, however, said that he gets to hear a lot of news regarding certain issues and one among them is that one of the judges hearing the Cauvery case used to represent Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in a case when he was an advocate.
Kumaraswamy added that while he has been hearing such things, he did not wish to speak anything more on this and neither was he trying to caste any aspersions.
After the Supreme Court had passed an ad interim order there were protests in Karnataka. During that time there was talk about Justice U U Lalit who is on the Bench along with Justice Dipak Mishra. It was said that Justice Lalit as an advocate had appeared for Jayalalithaa in one of the cases.
Kumaraswamy in his address further stated that it is impossible to release water. He constantly referred to the Supreme Court's observation, "Live and let live."
He asked, "If the water is released, then we will have no drinking water. How do we live." He was then interrupted by Congress leader, Ramesh Kumar who rose and said, " We too need to live. Can we have lunch and resume the session?" The session was then adjourned for half an hour.