Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said the state would be filing a review petition before the Supreme Court in connection with the Cauvery water dispute.
After arriving by a special flight at Hubli airport before heading towards Bijapur to participate in the Akhil Bharat Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, Shettar stated that he had discussed the availability of water at the dam and on the requirement of water for drinking purposes with advocate Fali Nariman, who representing the state in the Supreme Court.
“The issue was also discussed at the all-party meet held in Bangalore. We will comply with the order. Nariman has also consented to file a review petition, which would be filed before the apex court on Monday,” stated the CM.
Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai said there is a natural flow of 1,000 cuses of water to Tamil Nadu. “As per the SC directive, 2.44 TMC of water will be released but in a phased manner,” he added. Shettar stated that the state has released the water with a heavy heart.
Meanwhile, justifying the states stand to release water to Tamil Nadu, he said the verdict was against the interest of the state, especially farmers.