Live: Assembly resolves to release water for crop and drinking in Cauvery basin

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Oct 3: Karnataka has continued to hold back the Cauvery water it was ordered by the Supreme Court to release to neighbour Tamil Nadu.


Tamil Nadu has sought release of more water to it from Cauvery River for its farmers and Supreme Court has ruled in favour of it.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had in reply said that many cities in Karnataka are running dry so Tamil Nadu will have to wait till November month for more water.

Defiance of order by Karnataka has not got down well with the Supreme Court and the matter is up for hearing today again.

Here are all the live updates on Cauvery hearing in the Supreme Court:

7:27 pm: Karnataka assembly resolves to release water to farmers in the Cauvery basin for crop and drinking purposes.

7:11 pm: Cauvery Management Board will rob state of its autonomy: Siddaramaiah.

6:58 pm: Nariman will have to fight the case. He knows all the details. There is no question of his integrity says Siddaramaiah.

6:30 pm: We have been meted out injustice in the form of court orders. Even the tribunal passed an interim award, something that is unheard of in the history of tribunals says Siddaramaiah.

6:26 pm: Our intention is not to deprive Tamil Nadu of its share of water. We have always released when we had says Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah.

6:16 pm: CM, Siddaramaiah begins his speech on the floor of the House.

6:14 pm: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today proposed at the advisory committee that water could be released to Tamil Nadu. He said that Karnataka could keep 27 TMC ft water for drinking purposes. The excess could be released to TN, he suggested. The matter is still being debated on the floor of the House.

5:53 pm: There is no need to criticise Fali S Nariman all the time. If orders are going against us, then it is not only his fault, H D Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader said on the floor of the house. He also requested the CM to compensate the farmers.

4:58 pm: We need an alternative says BJP leader, Jagadish Shettar says while speaking about Fali S Nariman representing the state.

4:32 pm: Special session on Cauvery restarts. Karnataka Legislative assembly had been adjourned earlier today.

4:15 pm: DMK slams Centre over Cauvery Water issue. DMK President M Karunanidhi said the Centre has "belittled" the Indian judicial system and "betrayed" Tamils by making the submission in the apex court.

2.37 pm: Fali Nariman must be changed immediately as he has done no good for the state in the Cauvery case says BJP leader K S Eshwarappa at the legislative council.

1.38 pm: Centre now says it can't form Cauvery management board, this is very unfair. It has been TN CM's consistent demand: CR Saraswathi, AIADMK

1.13 pm: BJP opposes CM's suggestion that it may be necessary to follow Supreme Court's orders.

1.09 pm: Siddaramaiah indicates that it may be necessary to follow the Supreme Court's order.

12.37 pm: Karnataka files review petition in Supreme Court. Wants review of order which directed release of 6000 cusecs water to Tamil Nadu.

12.00 pm: Session adjourned for 15 minutes

11.54 am: The entire house thanks Narendra Modi for filing the petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitution of the CMB. Let us rise above politics and debate this issue says health minister, Ramesh Kumar. Our ultimate obligation is to the masters outside.

11.04 am: Centre moves Supreme Court to modify order that directed constituion of Cauvery Management Board. Says this is a legislative function and SC has no jurisdiction.

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