Former chief minister and KJP chief B S Yeddyurappa described the gazette notification of the final award of the Cauvery Waters Disputes Tribunal as a death sentence to people of the Cauvery basin. He held the BJP government responsible for the injustice. People will never forgive this government, he added.
He told media persons after taking part in a marriage programme here on Wednesday that the Chief Minister should have consulted Parliament members, irrigation and legal experts before giving written consent for issue of the notification.
“A situation has emerged whereby we should release water to Tamil Nadu, regardless of whether we have enough or not. The state has never experienced such a peculiar situation,” he said.
He accused Shettar of failing miserably in explaining to the Centre the grave situation in Cauvery and the drinking water problems. The many protests staged by farmers and people of the Cauvery basin had no impact on the “inert state government”, he added.
Good response to KJP
Yeddyurappa said that he had toured nine districts to oversee preparations for the local bodies elections.
“The people’s response to the KJP was very good and we are confident of coming to power in many Urban Local Bodies of the state,” the former chief minister said.