Bengaluru/New Delhi: The Supreme Court, here on Wednesday rejected Karnataka’s plea to give time to file objections against the project (scheme) draft points designed by the Union government on sharing of Cauvery river water.
The Central government has directed to establish an authority like Cauvery Water Management Board in the draft. To file its objections, there is no cabinet in the state. So, Advocate Shyam Diwan representing Karnataka requested the three-member Bench lead by CJI Deepak Mishra to postpone the trial. They wanted to hold the trial in July first week.
The trial of the Cauvery case was postponed many times owing to the request of the Union government. The scheme which will be designed now will remain for next 15 years after the formation of the government there should be scope to express the opinion, he added.
However, Advocate Shekhar Naphade, representing Tamil Nadu said that it seems that Karnataka has decided not to leave water in the month of June. But, Diwan said that the present Management Committee will take the responsibility of leaving the water.
The Central government will play a major role in forming the scheme. So, the Supreme Court rejected the demand of the state and also directed to table its opinion during its trial on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Bench suggested few changes in the draft and directed to establish the center of proposed Cauvery Water Management Authority in New Delhi, instead of Bengaluru.
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