1. Cauvery issue: Siddaramaiah writes to PM Narendra Modi, seeks centre’s intervention

Cauvery issue: Siddaramaiah writes to PM Narendra Modi, seeks centre’s intervention

While briefing media about ongoing crisis in the state, Siddaramaiah said that he has already written to PM and has sought time for a meeting on Wednesday.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2016 5:35 PM
While briefing media about ongoing crisis in the state, Siddaramaiah said that he has already written to PM and has sought time for a meeting on Wednesday. (PTI) While briefing media about ongoing crisis in the state, Siddaramaiah said that he has already written to PM and has sought time for a meeting on Wednesday. (PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking centre intervention in the controlling the situation in the state. The Chief Minister is also likely to hold a meeting with PM tomorrow. While briefing media about the ongoing crisis in the state, Siddaramaiah said that he has already written to PM and has sought time for a meeting on Wednesday. “I have written to the Prime Minister to intervene in the matter, have asked for an appointment immediately, most probably I will meet him tomorrow,” he said.

Expressing his displeasure over apex court’s verdict, Siddaramaiah said that Karnataka has been facing ‘injustice’ over Cauvery water issue for a long time. However, he said that state has to work as per the directions of the apex court. The CM also confirmed that the state government has started releasing water for Tamil Nadu as per the directions of Supreme Court.

“Yes we have been releasing water today, on and off,” said Siddaramaiah in reply to a question. However, Siddaramaiah assured proper availability drinking water to Cauvery region. “I will make sure that proper amount drinking water is available near Cauvery region,” he said.

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