Special Correspondent

Villupuram (Tamil Nadu): Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said it would be good if the governments and farmers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka mutually agreed upon water sharing.

Mr. Kumaraswamy, who visited Mudaliyarkuppam, 50 km from here, to inaugurate the second phase of permanent houses for tsunami-affected people, was speaking to journalists who asked for his comment on the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

There was good rain this year. Therefore, Karnataka released more quantum of water than what was allocated by the tribunal. The problem would arise only when a distress situation prevailed, he said. Senior politicians and responsible persons in both States should find an amicable solution to the issue in a spirit of brotherhood, give-and-take and mutual goodwill, he said.

About the attack on the house of Selvi, daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, in Bangalore, he said it was a sad happening.

However, soon after the incident action was taken.

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