Cauvery row: Ignore SC warning, don't release water to TN, all-party meet tells K'taka govt

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Bengaluru, Oct 1: At the all party meeting held on the Cauvery waters issue, the government was backed for its decision not to release water to Tamil Nadu.

The BJP and the JD(S) told the Congress ruled Karnataka government that water should not be released to Tamil Nadu.

siddaramaiah

The parties told the government that it should not go back on its decision of not releasing water. Further, it was also stated that the government should not against the resolution of the legislature. The legislature had resolved to release Cauvery Water only for drinking water purposes.

The JD(S) during the meet advised the government to oppose the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board.

Even as Tamil Nadu and Puducherry nominated members to the board, the Karnataka government was told to refrain from doing so.

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The all party meet was called after the Supreme Court directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu between October 1 and 6.

The court had also ordered the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board by 4th. 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.

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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.

PTI

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