With the Centre notifying the Cauvery Disputes Tribunal Award, political parties and leaders are indulging in the blame game.
Mysore MP A H Vishwanath said that it is a conspiracy to bring back the NDA government at the Centre with the support of AIADMK and the JD(S). He accused the State government of failing to apprise the court on increase in cultivation area, shrinking catchments and drinking water needs. He also accused the JD(S) of politicising the issue in the run-up to elections. “It is the JD(S) and the BJP that inked the judgment and notification, which is nothing but a death sentence to the farmers.”
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah blamed the previous government headed by H D Kumaraswamy and the BJP government for failing to effectively fight the Cauvery battle. He said that the Shettar government should own up to its lapses.
He said that they have appealed to the Centre not to constitute the Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee and continue with the present set-up.