CM Kumaraswamy takes it up with central govt on Cauvery panel

Kumaraswamy said he would take the suggestion of the Advocate General to decide the future course of action and also meet Union Water Resource Minister Nitin Gadkari to make a submission on behalf of the state

With the constitution of Cauvery Management Board, the Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy accused the Central government of having taken a ‘unilateral decison’ in forming the panel.

He said that the unilateral decision of the central government may be hurting the state’s interests.

Karnataka has not nominated its representative to the committee, which has members from other riparian states –Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

Kumaraswamy said he would take the suggestion of the Advocate General to decide the future course of action and also meet Union Water Resource Minister Nitin Gadkari to make a submission on behalf of the state.

He emphasised that Karnataka never violated any rule.

After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi on June 18, Kumaraswamy had said that he had raised certain technical objections relating to the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA).

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