Cauvery water row: After SC warned Karnataka of the ‘wrath of law’, Siddaramaiah to chair all-party meet today

The Congress government has invited Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal-Secular and all MPs from the state.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2016, 07:12 AM IST
Cauvery water row: After SC warned Karnataka of the ‘wrath of law’, Siddaramaiah to chair all-party meet today

Bengaluru: A day after Supreme Court asked Karnataka to discharge 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from October 1-6, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will chair an all-party meeting on Saturday to decide on the apex court's order.

The Congress government has invited Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal-Secular and all MPs from the state.

The SC on Friday took Karnataka to task for its repeated "defiance" by flouting its orders for release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, warning no one would know when the "wrath of the law" would fall on it.

A division bench of the apex court again ordered the state to release the quantum of water a day after a meeting between the two states convened by Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bhart failed to resolve the inter-state dispute over the sharing of the river during distress period.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a meeting to discuss the Cauvery river water sharing issue over which Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads.

At the meeting convened by Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Tamil Nadu refused to accept Karnataka's proposal that an expert committee be sent to the river basin to assess water availability.

Tamil Nadu has been demanding an increased share in the river water which has been rejected by neighbouring Karnataka citing its requirements for drinking and irrigation purposes.