MYSORE: The Tamil Nadu government’s interim petition in the Supreme Court opposing Karnataka’s utilisation of its water from four reservoirs for its summer crops between February and June and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s continued attacks on Karnataka over Cauvery waters have evoked severe criticism in the Cauvery basin here. Members of parliament and legislators, who met under the leadership of Mandya District Ritha Hitha Rakshana Samithi president and former MP G Made Gowda, urged Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to lead a delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that Tamil Nadu withdraws the petition. The meet also condemned the Cauvery Tribunal award granting 419 tmc to Tamil Nadu and 270 tmc to Karnataka when nearly 425 tmc (53.8 per cent) flows to Cauvery from the latter as against 31 per cent from Tamil Nadu. Gowda came down heavily on the order banning cultivation of summer crops as it will affect thousands of families and sugar factories. Noting the rising demand for water in cities in the basin, he urged Tamil Nadu to explore underground water table.