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Updated: October 8, 2012 01:27 IST

Krishna, Moily to join Cauvery talks

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Members of St. Joseph's Church and Snehabhivruddhi Sangha protest in front of the Church at chamrajpet, in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
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Members of St. Joseph's Church and Snehabhivruddhi Sangha protest in front of the Church at chamrajpet, in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Amid demands by leaders from Karnataka to review the Cauvery River Authority’s decision to ask the State to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily to Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting of political leaders from the State on Monday.

Leaders from Karnataka, including External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Power Minister Veerappa Moily and BJP leader Ananth Kumar, besides Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal are likely to meet the Prime Minister in Delhi for consultations on the issue.

The consultations come ahead of the Cauvery monitoring committee meeting slated for October 11. The monitoring panel will decide release of water from Karnataka after October 15. The Cauvery River Authority last month directed Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of water to its neighbouring State between September 20 and October 15.

Amid a raging dispute between the two States, a Central team is already visiting the States to see the water level in reservoirs, the condition of the standing crops and the water flow. This visit will help the Cauvery Monitoring Committee to take a call on the issue.

Tamil Nadu had demanded release of 24,000 cusecs of water.

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The KA politicians have displayed remarkable unity, in strengthening their cause with PM. Even Moily and SMK, union ministers have met and pleaded their case.

Stark contrast in TN politicians. DMK is more keen on telling people why ADMK has to be deseated. CM hasnt gone to Delhi as KA CM did. The lesser the said about Union ministers from TN the better. Not even a millionth effort that MK showed when his daughter was arrested was shown now. TNs politicians have failed the citizens. The least they could have acted is display of unity.

from:  ram
Posted on: Oct 8, 2012 at 16:50 IST

Tamil Nadu Central Ministers are busy defending Robert Vadra hence it would be difficult for them to join..

from:  Vel
Posted on: Oct 8, 2012 at 07:33 IST

Now, really, don't you think concept of India as a nation needs an expalanation?

from:  Manish Kumar Yadav
Posted on: Oct 7, 2012 at 22:31 IST

The politics and emotions have overtaken the real issue. The Apex court initially did not entertain any petition on the matter and directed the PMO to convene the CRA meeting for an amicable solution. There they lost the plot and went to the Apex Court. Now, the Apex court has not given a verdict. All it said was to implement the CRA's decision.

The Former Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, asking the STate government to be ready to take “bold steps” if the apex court verdict does not augur well..Asking the CM to be prepared to face “contempt of court” and “go to jail” if the judgement is not in the state’s favour is not expected from a person who was holding the post until recently. If today people start not obeying the orders of the Court on this emotional issue, then there will be another occasion for somebody to follow the same on another ground. That will be the end of democracy!!

from:  chokkalingam
Posted on: Oct 7, 2012 at 22:01 IST

In 1990, for my collage English speaking I wrote an article about
Cauvery water dispute. 22 years nothing changed.

from:  Chandra
Posted on: Oct 7, 2012 at 18:27 IST
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