To release Cauvery water or not, govt to decide in Cabinet meeting today

To release Cauvery water or not, govt to decide in Cabinet meeting today

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-09-28 13:41 Bengaluru: The State government has said that it will decide whether to release to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu or not in the cabinet meeting scheduled on Wednesday evening.At the end of the all-party meeting convened here on Wednesday morning, the government said it will take into consideration the suggestions by the Opposition parties and the legal lumniaries and will decide after the cabinet meeting.After the all party meeting, Law and parliamentary affairs minister T B Jayachandra told mediapersons that the state has taken into consideration, the suggestions of Opposition parties and legal luminaries. However, it will come to a conclusion at the Cabinet meeting to be held in the evening.Earllier during the meeting, the Opposition parties - BJP and JD(S) unanimously  - urged the government not to release water to Tamil Nadu, as directed by the Supreme Court. But Advocate General Madhusudhan R Naik has advised the government to obey the court orders for now. Following the court orders will help the government in explaining its stand before the Supreme Court when the matter will come up for hearing again on September 30. “This will also help the government when it participates in a meeting to be convened by the Centre,” he said.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the cabinet will take a decision in the interest of people.