Following an all party meet in which the BJP was absent, it was decided that a special legislative session of both the houses should be convened to discuss the order of the Supreme Court. The meeting was attended by leaders of the Congress and the JD(S).
New Delhi, Sept 30: Warning Karnataka that the wrath of the law would fall upon it if orders are not followed, the Supreme Court ordered the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu between October 1 and 6. “One knows not when the wrath of the law will fall upon him,” a bench compromising Justices Dipak Mishra and UU Lalit observed.
The Supreme Court also ordered the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by October 4 and directed the centre to do the same. Further it said that the CMB will visit Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on October 4 and 5 to assess the ground situation.
New Delhi, Sept 30: The meeting in New Delhi convened over the Cauvery waters issue remained inconclusive. The meeting convened by Union Minister Uma Bharti in which the Chief Minister of Karnataka was also present remained inconclusive.
Tamil Nadu chief minister was represented by the PWD minister of the state. Both the states put out their points during the meeting. Karnataka later said that there was no outcome from this meeting.
New Delhi, Sept 28: The Karnataka cabinet today deferred the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. After the conclusion of the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said at a press conference that a further decision would be taken after his meeting in Delhi.
The Chief Minister along with ministers from Tamil Nadu will hold a meeting in New Delhi with union minister, Uma Bharti. Siddaramaiah said that the future course of action regarding the release of water would be taken after that meeting which will be held at 11.30 AM on Thursday.
Will the decision by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on the Cauvery Waters issue sustain before the Supreme Court?
Karnataka had resolved to release Cauvery water only for drinking water purposes.
Bengaluru, Sept 26: Karnataka will tell the Supreme Court that it can release Cauvery water only at a later date. It will not be possible now, Karnataka would state in its petition seeking a modification of the Supreme Court’s which directed it to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu between September 21 and 27.
Karnataka’s contention is that it has no water to release now. It would tell the court that it will be able to release water to Tamil Nadu sometime in December or just before that. Apart from this, the petition would mention the resolution of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and Council which unanimously decided to release Cauvery water only for drinking purposes.
Bengaluru, Sep 23: The Karnataka legislative assembly has resolved to release Cauvery water only for drinking water. A similar resolution was passed by the legislative council earlier in the day.
As per the resolution which was backed by all members in the assembly water would be released only for drinking purposes.
Bengaluru, Sept 22: The Karnataka Cabinet has decided that it will not release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the interim order of the Supreme Court. At a cabinet meeting held in Karnataka on Wednesday it was decided that water shall not be released until a special session of the legislative assembly is convened on September 23.