Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah convened an all-party meeting in Bengaluru on Saturday to discuss future course of action after Supreme Court reprimanded the state for ignoring its order to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
At the all-party meet, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (Secular) expressed their support to the Karnataka government's decision to not release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.
CM Siddaramaiah convened the all-party meeting of floor Leaders of both Houses, MPs, including central ministers representing the state, and ministers concerned of Cauvery basin and district in-charge Ministers, CMO officials said.
The State had defied earlier two orders of the Supreme Court by not releasing water to Tamil Nadu.
Taking Karnataka to task for its repeated defiance by flouting its orders over release of, the Supreme Court had on Friday asked it to release 6,000 cusecs water from Saturday till 6 October to Tamil Nadu, warning 'no one would know when the wrath of the law' would fall on it.
Earlier today, former Karnataka Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda launched an indefinite hunger strike in Bengaluru against the Supreme Court's order to release more water to Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka is pinning its hope on BJP and the Centre to intervene in the matter to find a political solution to the apex court's order on Cauvery.