In a move that could lead to legal complications, the state cabinet on Wednesday decided to defer the Supreme Court decision on releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till Friday. A special session will be convened shortly, sources said.
After an all-party leaders meeting, the cabinet took the decision not to release water to TN and convene a special session of the state assembly to pass a resolution expressing its inability to comply with the SC directive.
Notwithstanding the cabinet, the series of protest from various organisations continued on Thursday. The members of Cauvery Kriya Samithi led by Pa Mallesh laid siege to Mysore City Corporation (MCC) and asked the staff the agitation.
MLA M K Somashekar accompanied by Corporators from Congress Party out a post card campaign at MAIN Post office in Lashkar Mohalla and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and find a solution to the long-pending Cauvery water dispute. More than 50 Congress workers joined the campaign.
Speaking on the occasion, Somashekar said that the apex court verdict to release 6,000 cusecs of water for one week will have a cascading effect on drinking water to people of Mysuru and Bengaluru. “The present storage in Mettur reservoir in Tamil Nadu is more than sufficient to cater to the requirements of the farmers there. People of Karnataka seek your immediate attention to resolve the Cauvery water issue.”
Farmers Association led by Kuruburu Shanthakumar protested by wearing black ribbon, while a group ten residents went on a jatha from Ganhi Square in Mysuru to KRS.
Members of Urasu Chinthakara Chavadi led a silent protest in front of DC office.