Prime News, State, (Hubbali), December 26:-Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday while speaking to reporters restate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must intervene and resolve the Mahadayi river water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Goa.
Siddaramaiah expressing his displeasure again over the fact that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had written to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President B S Yeddyurappa, that he was willing to hold talks; and not to him.
“As Parrikar has written to BSY and not me, the letter has no legal value. Both Goa and Centre are enacting a political drama,” Siddaramaiah maintained.
Reacting strongly to Yeddyurappa’s remarks on Monday, that the Assembly should be dissolved and the CM should declare elections, Siddaramaiah asked,”Is Yeddyurappa the election commissioner? People have given us a mandate for five years. Let BJP meet us in May next year during the polls,”
Meanwhile, Mallaprabha, Mahadayi, Kalasa-Banduri Raitha Horata Samiti has called a strike protesting the delay of the two state governments and the disinterest of the Centre, in resolving the Mahadayi deadlock.
The strike has been called in Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag and Bagalkote districts on December 27 from 6 am to 6 pm. Samiti leaders threatened to stage dharna in front of the parliamentarians of the region if the strike fails to persuade political class to action.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)