Karna has good relations with TN, says Yeddyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said his state has good relations with Tamil Nadu on all matters, despite the row over Cauvery.

Last Updated: May 06, 2010, 19:14 PM IST

Cuddalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa today said his state has good relations with Tamil
Nadu on all matters, despite the row over Cauvery.

"Both the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Governments maintain
good relationship on all matters, despite the row over Cauvery
and also Hogenakkal. The Chief Ministers too have a cordial
relationship," he told reporters after offering worship at a
temple in Thiruvahindrapuram village near here.

Karnataka is opposed to the contentious Hogenakkal drinking
water scheme and a hydel power project utilising the
inter-state Cauvery waters.

The state had slammed Tamil Nadu, accusing it of deviating
from the original plan on the Hogenakkal project, which has
however been refuted by Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin.

Yeddyurappa said a solution would hopefully be found at the
meeting of chief secretaries of both states on June 12 to try
and find an amicable solution to the issues.

He said his government would take action against former
minister H Halappa, who resigned after facing a rape charge,
on receiving the report of the Karnataka CID, which is
investigating the matter.

District Revenue Collector S Natarajan and other top
officials welcomed the Chief Minister on his arrival here.

Yeddyurappa later returned to Bangalore via Puducherry
by helicopter.

PTI