Bengaluru, July 28: An all party meeting has been scheduled for next week to decide on the next course of action following the tribunal's verdict on the Mahadayi water dispute.
Karnataka's interim petition to use 7.65 TMC of water was rejected by the tribunal on Wednesday. Karnataka had sought to use water from the Mahadayi basin to the Malaprabha river.
The Tribunal observed that other states are also presenting their case seeking water. Under such circumstances it was not possible to admit Karnataka's plea.
Kalappa said that while an all party meet would take a decision on whether to file a special leave petition it would be preferable if there is a political resolution to the issue.
These are issues that need to be studied and analysed. An analysis on whether to file SLP or go in for a political resolution will be done.
When asked to comment on the verdict, Kalappa said that it needs to be studied. He also added that senior counsel Fali S Nariman appearing for Karnataka had said that he will not file this petition. However he was persuaded by the all party meeting to do so.