Cauvery row: Centre moves Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu to slap contempt plea as deadline to form CMB expires

On a day when Tamil Nadu was seething as the Centre had failed to constitute the Cauvery Management Board within the deadline set by the Supreme Court, it emerged that the Union water resources minist

Published: 30th March 2018 01:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2018 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

Supreme Court (File | PTI)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI / CHENNAI: On a day when Tamil Nadu was seething as the Centre had failed to constitute the Cauvery Management Board within the deadline set by the Supreme Court, it emerged that the Union water resources ministry had already filed a clarification petition before the SC. The application was moved on Wednesday, said a senior official in the ministry. 

“The matter is likely to be taken up on Monday or Tuesday. We have sought clarity on the ‘scheme’ mentioned in the SC ruling,” he said.He added that none of the states has questioned the quantum of award but there are differences over the implementing authority. “When four states have different views, it is better for us to ask the SC about the way forward,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to go ahead with its plan to file a contempt of court petition against the Centre for failing to abide by the SC order. The petition will be filed on Saturday for which PWD Secretary S K Prabhakar and Cauvery Technical Cell Chairman R Subramanian will reach Delhi on Friday evening.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp