Bengaluru, Sept 19: The response by both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court would depend on the proceedings that take place before the Cauvery Waters Supervisory Committee. The committee which is meeting on Monday is expected to take a decision on the water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The meeting that gets underway at 11.30 am will hear both parties and the decide on the quantum of water that needs to be released. Counsel for Karnataka, Mohan Katarki tell OneIndia that while the compliance of the order would be reported to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the future course of action would be decided based on what the committee has to say on Monday.
Katarki says that the states are being represented by their respective chief secretaries. A meeting with the legal team would be held after the meeting of the committee he also adds.
When asked if the Supreme Court had the jurisdiction to pass orders especially when the committee was hearing the matter, Katarki said that only ad interim orders were being passed.
Katarki explained that the Supreme Court is basically monitoring the committee. In the absence of a decision by the committee, the Supreme Court was only passing ad interim orders. Once the committee has its verdict out, it would final, he also added.