Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader Vatal Nagaraj on Thursday urged the State government to immediately file a review petition before the Supreme Court seeking review of its Wednesday direction to release 2.5 tmcft Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
Speaking to presspersons here, Mr. Nagaraj said he had the highest regard for the apex court and its directives. At the same time, the ground reality in Karnataka should not have been ignored by the court while issuing the direction. When there has been severe water shortage in Karnataka, the question of releasing water to Tamil Nadu does not arise, he said.
The government should not release the water at any cost and should be ready to face contempt of court if the situation demands, Mr. Nagaraj said. He also warned of fierce agitation if the government releases water.