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Cauvery setback: Karnataka to file review petition over SC order on Monday

Cauvery setback: Karnataka to file review petition over SC order on Monday

Oct 01, 2016 02:50:42 PM (IST)

Bengaluru: Karnataka has decided to file a review petition on Monday over Supreme Court's latest order to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water from October 1 to 6.

Cauvery setback: Karnataka to file review petition over SC order on Monday-1Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has called for an all party meeting to decide further course of action. Karnataka has decided not to nominate representative from the state to the Cauvery Water Management Board.

Meanhwile, JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda embarked on hunger strike in Vidhana Soudha over the Supreme Court order and demanded PM's intervention. H D Kumaraswamy too joined the strike. KPCC president G Parameshwara extending support to the strike said, "H D Devegowda has been relentlessly fighting for water and I hope that his hunger strike will open the eyes of the judges."

Karnataka has already defied two Supreme Court orders dated September 20 and 30. The State can face charges of contempt of court in event of further defiance. Meanwhile, state counsel Fali Nariman is in favour of releasing small quanta of water to Tamil Nadu.

The apex court on Friday directed the Centre to constitute Cauvery Water Management Board within three days and adjourned the hearing of the case to October 6.

The Chief Minister on Thursday had requested the Centre to constitute an expert committee to study the availability of water in the Cauvery reservoir, as it doesn’t have sufficient amount to meet its drinking needs.