The resolution was taken in an all-party meeting, where it was also decided that the MPs from Karnataka would raise the issue in Parliament.

Ktaka to move SC against Centres notification of Cauvery Management Authority
news Politics Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 17:20

In an all-party meet called by Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday, it was decided that Karnataka would file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the notification by the Centre regarding the Cauvery Management Authority.

The members of Parliament from the state have decided to take up the issue in the House.

This development comes a week after the state nominated two members to the Cauvery Management Authority.

The notification by the Centre is part of the Cauvery Water Sharing Scheme that the Centre was asked to announce by the Supreme Court in its judgement earlier this year.

Irrigation Minister DK Shivakumar, while talking to the press after the meeting, said that two committees had been set up by the Centre – the Regulation Committee and the Management Authority.

“We have appointed two officers to the authority and they will go to the meeting on July 2 to present our views and raise the issues of farmers of Karnataka,” Shivakumar said.

Shivakumar added that the MPs from the state had agreed to raise the issue in Parliament.

He also said, “Although it is mandatory for the Central government to place the scheme for discussion in Parliament, we have decided not to wait till then … We have decided to appeal the matter in the Supreme Court and our legal team comprising Mohan Katarki, Fali Nariman and our advocate general will guide us through it.”

The meeting, which saw many MLAs and MPs present, was also attended by state Bharatiya Janata Party Chief BS Yeddyurappa.

Karnataka had staunchly opposed the formation of the Cauvery Management Authority as it will take away its control over three reservoirs that fall in the Cauvery River basin. It had also pointed out that there was no mention of the river management board and only a ‘scheme’ is mentioned in the February 16 Supreme Court order.

Tamil Nadu, meanwhile, had argued that ‘scheme’ meant to comply with the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s order to set up the Cauvery Management Authority.

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