Mangaluru, Sep 21, 2016: Karnataka, Minister for food and civil supplies and consumer affairs U T Khader has expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s neglect at the continued injustice caused to Karnataka over the Cauvery water sharing dispute with Tamil Nadu.
The Prime Minister who has much of concern over the developments in Balochistan strangely is least bothered about the injustice that Karnataka is facing on this vital issue, the minister noted.
In a communique received here, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court verdict, U T Khader said the verdict of the apex court is unfortunate. The Supreme Court directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for seven days starting September 21. "Karnataka is facing gross injustice on the issue and the dispute between the two states has been incremental." Khader said.
The direction to set up Cauvery Management Board is truly surprising, Khader said adding this has only further complicated the issue between the neighbouring states rather than solve it. "The Supreme Court has only given its judgement on the Cauvery water issue but not provided justice," Khader said, adding that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been trying to draw attention of the PM to this issue for the past one week, without success.