Shamanur Shivashankarappa, MLA, on Thursday criticised the hike in water tariff in major cities and urged Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to withdraw the hike immediately. He also slammed the Government for its decision to charge Rs.15 for each household in areas where there was underground drainage . He was speaking at a function organised to inaugurate the Davangere University on Thursday. . “The city corporation provides drinking water once a week, hence hiking water tariff is unfair,” he said.