Bengaluru, Oct 1: Chief Minster of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah has once again called for an all party meeting following the Supreme Court's blasting over the Cauvery waters issue. The Supreme Court while directing Karnataka to release water, had warned that the state is inviting the wrath of the law by not complying with its orders.
The meeting which is scheduled for 5 pm on Saturday will be attended by all major leaders from the parties. In the last meeting, the leaders had told the CM that he should follow the resolution of the legislature which had decided against releasing water to Tamil Nadu.
Howeve, sources say that this time around with the Supreme Court coming down heavily, there is likely to be a softening of stance.
The court had on Friday said that this would be Karnataka's last chance to comply with the order. Karnataka's counsel Fali S Nariman too had refrained from arguing the case on Friday citing non-compliance by the state of Karnataka.
The court told Karnataka that it must not forget that it is part of India. "You must obey the law. Article 144 of the Indian Constitution mandates that everyone follows the orders of the Supreme Court. It is unfortunate that you are defying orders of the Supreme Court in flagrant violation of the Constitution. This is the last time we are ordering you. One knows not when the wrath of the law will fall upon him," the Bench observed.