New Delhi, Sept 26: The centre today assured the Supreme Court that it would get both the Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu across the table and find a solution to the Cauvery waters problem in the next two days.
While the Supreme Court permitted the centre to facilitate such a meeting and report to it by Friday, there is a question mark on whether this would be possible in the next two days, considering Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's health condition.
Jayalalithaa who was admitted to hospital last Thursday with fever and dehyrdration continues to remain under observation. The last medical bulletin from the Appolo Hospital, Chennai released yesterday states that she is responding well to treatment.
The hospital also said that the Chief Minister continues to get better and she will be discharged in a few days and will soon resume normal duties. Standard medical protocols, necessary investigations and tests are being conducted to prevent recurrence of fever, the hospital also said.
In the event of Jayalalithaa's health condition, a meeting of the two CMs in the next two days looks highly unlikely. Even if a meeting is possible it would need to be held in New Delhi.
Would doctors give her permission to travel. Even if Tamil Nadu decides to delegate a minister to conduct talks with Karnataka, would the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah be agreeable to the same.