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Tamil Nadu will not allow even a drop of Cauvery to be used, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa announced

After a meeting with the state legal team on the inter-state water dispute in Delhi, Karnataka’s irrigation minister Ramesh Jarkiholi said that the state would apprise the central government about the river linking project in Tamil Nadu.

Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa. (File photo)

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has said that his government will not allow Tamil Nadu to use the excess water of the interstate Cauvery river and will take strong steps to protect the interests of the state. The controversy over the Cauvery river water sharing once again erupted when the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday laid the foundation for the Rs 14,400 crore 262-km-long river-linking project-the Cauvery-Vaigai-Gunder-river interlinking project.

During the flood, 6,300 cubic feet will divert the excess water and increase the ground water level in the southern districts to meet drinking water needs. Yeddyurappa told reporters on Monday that the state government lodged objections against the project to the Center Have decided to do. He said, “We will not allow this. We are taking tough steps.

We will not allow Tamil Nadu or others to use additional water. ” Answering a question, he said that there is no use of issuing statements in such issues.

Steps will be taken for the interest of the state

After a meeting with the state legal team on the inter-state water dispute in Delhi, Karnataka’s irrigation minister Ramesh Jarkiholi said that the state would apprise the central government about the river linking project in Tamil Nadu.

Zarkiholi, who met Union Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday, said that all steps would be taken to protect the interests of the state. He said, “We will soon call an all-party meeting to seek opinion.” Meanwhile, both opposition parties of the Karnataka – Congress and JD (S) also opposed Tamil Nadu’s move to divert excess water.

Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah called Tamil Nadu’s interlinking project of the river illegal. He tweeted, “The Chief Minister of that state should stop it immediately.” In a tweet, Siddaramaiah also asked the Chief Minister of Karnataka to question the project in the Supreme Court, and write to his Tamil Nadu counterpart to quit the project. Whereas, former Chief Minister and JD (S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy tweeted and expressed surprise at the lack of attention of the Karnataka government.

He also alleged that the central government is financing the project. Regarding the Tamil Nadu government’s objection to the state’s Mekedatu project, Kumaraswamy said that Tamil Nadu has been objecting to it because if the dam comes it will not get additional water. He said, “We will not let them use even a drop of extra water.”

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Source: www.tv9hindi.com

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