BJP urges for an out of court settlement to the issue

 Ktaka government to pass resolution to discuss river dispute with Goa Patil
news Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 09:58

Karnataka government is ready to move a resolution in the Assembly seeking the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in resolving the inter-state Mahadayi river dispute, a minister on Monday said.

Water Resources Minister MB Patil made the statement in the Assembly as JD(S) demanded House resolution, by entering the Well of the House.

Responding to the Minister's statement, Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa said a notice has to be given before moving a resolution.

As Patil said he will go by the procedures, JD(S) members, who were in the well of the House, went back to their seats.

BJP, which is opposed to any such resolution, has instead suggested that the Congress government in the state should convince their party colleagues in Goa and Maharashtra about out of court settlement to the issue.

Parts of north Karnataka are seeing protests demanding implementation of Kalasa-Banduri canal project, over which the state government has locked horns with neighbouring Goa.

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