Karnataka and Tamil Nadu seem to have locked their horn on the issue of Cauvery water sharing. While on Monday the Cauvery Supervisory Committee ordered Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme court on Tuesday directed the former to release 6000 cusec to the latter from September 21 to Septemeber 27.
On Wednesday, protesters, mostly farmers staged a demonstration at the Mysore road in Banglore and expressed their dissent by tying a noose around their necks. Meanwhile, security has also been tightened around Bengaluru after it witnessed an ugly slugfest recently where three people lost their lives while the government incurred losses above Rs 100 crore.
Passing the blame to the current chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said, “We are not happy. We never expected such a verdict from the Supreme Court. This has happened because of the failure of the chief minister, the (state) government did not take up this issue properly. The Supreme Court verdict is most unfortunate.”
On the other hand, terming the Apex Court’s ruling as “unimplementable”, Siddramaiah said that he would convene a meeting of his cabinet and will chalk out their next step.