Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president H.D. Deve Gowda met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Monday.

He is said to have discussed the vexatious Cauvery issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with Dr. Singh.

The meeting assumes significance as an all-party meeting held in Bangalore a few days ago asked the Karnataka government to approach the Supreme Court to file a review petition challenging the apex court’s direction asking the State to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu as per the order issued by Prime Minister and Cauvery River Authority (CRA) Chairman Manmohan Singh on September 19.

Earlier, the Karnataka government sent a letter to Dr. Singh asking him to review his decision, saying the State was facing drought due to poor monsoon and sufficient water was unavailable even for supply of drinking water.