Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday assured that whatever the decision the state government takes on Cauvery water row, it will be in the interest of the people of Karnataka.
Siddaramaiah, who is in city for the Dasara inaugural function, spoke to reporters over Cauvery issue on his arrival at Mandakalli airport. “In a continuous set back to the state, the Supreme Court has directed us to release 6,000 cusecs of water till October 6. This is untenable. We have convened an all-party meeting this evening to discuss the formation of Cauvery Monitoring Board directed by the Supreme Court. The future course of action that should be taken will be decided by the government,” he said.
Reacting to a question on change in bench, Siddaramaiah said: “We can neither ask the Supreme Court to change the bench nor blame Nariman. But I assure you that at the meeting convened this evening, we will keep people’s interest in mind.”
Siddaramaiah wished the people of the state a very prosperous Dasara. “In the wake of water crisis in the state, it will be a simple but a traditional Dasara,” he added.
After the former Mysuru DC Shikha intimidation case, this was the first time Marigowda was publicly seen with Siddaramaih.
Minister of State for IT BT and Tourism Priyanka Kharge, Minister for Sugar and Co-operation H S Mahadeva Prasad, M P Dhruvanarayan, DC D Randeep, S P Ravi D Channannavar, Commissioner of Police B Dayananda and other people representatives were present.