Cauvery row: Special session of Karnataka legislature today

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Bengaluru, Oct 3: A special legislative assembly session will be convened in Karnataka on Monday to discuss the Cauvery Waters issue. The session was called for after the cabinet decided that it would not release water to Tamil Nadu. Striking a defiant note, the Karnataka government said it was not possible to abide by the order of the Supreme Court.

At the session on Monday, a resolution to boycot the Cauvery Management Board is likely to be passed. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said that the order of the SC which directed release of water to TN was defective and hence a review would be sought. The CM said the House would take a call on the release of water to TN.

Spl session of K'tala legislature today

Siddaramaiah also said that the state had not defied the order of the Supreme Court. It cannot amount to wilful disobedience, he also said. He further said that the house had passed a resolution and they were bound by it.

On Saturday the CM convened an all party meeting. At the all party meeting the government was backed for its decision on 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.

Further it was also said that Karnataka should not appoint a member to the Cauvery Management Board.

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 go against the resolution of the legislature. The legislature had resolved to release Cauvery Water only for drinking water purposes.

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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