On the Mahadayi river dispute, Karnataka CM Siddarmaiah said a meeting would be called to resolve the matter at the earliest. Photo: Hemant Mishra/MintNew Delhi: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday made it clear that the southern state was “not in a position” to release Cauvery water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, even as he hoped for a “favourable order” on the long-pending dispute next month. His remarks come in the wake of a letter written to him by his Tamil Nadu counterpart Edappadi K. Palaniswami demanding the immediate release of 7 tmc feet of water to the state as per the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. It is not possible to release water to Tamil Nadu,” the Karnataka chief minister said in response to the letter. “We expect a favourable order,” he said on the hearing of the Cauvery water dispute next month.
Source: Mint January 13, 2018 15:56 UTC