Bengaluru, Aug 30: The Karnataka government has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the apex court challenging the Mahadayi water dispute tribunal's July 27 order rejecting the state's plea for 7 tmcft of water from the Mahadayi river. Goa had opposed the release of the water for Karnataka.
Karnataka, which needs the water for its Kalasa-Banduri Nala drinking water project, had observed a bandh on July 30 against the tribunal's interim order.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to intervene in the matter. But the decision to file the SLP was taken at an all-party meeting convened by the chief minister, despite Karnataka's legal team, led by senior advocate Fali S. Nariman, advising against it, .