Bengaluru, Sept 23: A special session of the Karnataka legislative assembly will be convened on Friday over the Cauvery Waters issue. Both the houses will meet at around 11 am on Friday following which a one line resolution will be passed.
The indication for now is that the resolution would state that Karnataka cannot release water to Tamil Nadu as per the directive of the Supreme Court of India.
The decision to convene a special session of both houses was taken following an all party and Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday. On Monday, the Supreme Court had directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for a period of seven days.
Karnataka had expressed displeasure and its inability to release any water. Many had termed the directive of the court as regressive and all leaders were united when it was decided that the court's order should not be abided by.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah met with former Prime Minister, H D Deve Gowda and dished out support to take such a decision. BJP, however, boycotted the meeting.
During the Cabinet meeting which was also attended by the legal advisors to the state, it was explained that Karnataka could be held in contempt if it did not follow orders of the court.
However, it was decided that they would go to court and cite a legislative resolution which decided that water cannot be released. The Supreme Court hears the matter next on Tuesday at 2 pm.