All for Cauvery: Gowda

All for Cauvery: Gowda

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-09-21 16:38 Bengaluru: The deepening Cauvery row brought Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda together to address the Cauvery crisis in the wake of Apex Court’s order to release 6,000 cusec water to Tamil Nadu. Siddaramaiah who was once Deve Gowda’s go-to-man in the then Janata Party had a fall out with him and joined the Congress. But, the two have always been at logger-heads ever since. However, in this time of crisis, they forgot the political barriers in the interest of the state. Political pundits say, the duo are meeting after over ten years and it’s a significant gesture.  Siddaramaiah accompanied by his colleague Mahadeva Prasad arrived at Gowda’s residence at Padmanabha Nagar and held a closed-door meeting with him.It may be recalled here that Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah had a telephonic conversation earlier where the former prime minister extended his moral support to the CM. The chief minister is expected to seek JD(S) supremo’s guidance in handling the crisis. Meanwhile, an all-party meeting in this regard has been convened on Wednesday evening at Vidhana Soudha.