Replace Nariman and save state: Eshwarappa

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-10-03 17:28 Bengaluru: Opposition Party leader in the Legislative Council and BJP senior leader KS Eshwarappa has appealed to the state government to replace state advocate Fali S Nariman with other counsel in the wake of repeated “negative” judgements to the state in the Cauvery row. At the special session convened here to discuss the cauvery row on Monday, Eshwarappa said the “state government has not benefitted from Nariman’s arguments in the Cauvery row at the Supreme Court at all. He has failed the state thrice, yet the government is interested to continue him to represent the state in the Cauvery row.” He told the House that despite the government spending Rs 76 crore to the legal team headed by Nariman, the state has been at the receiving end in the Cauvery issue. “Can we still afford to have Nariman on board and expect good for the state in future,” asked Eshwarappa. However, this did not go well with Home Minister G Parameshwar, who asked Eshwarappa not to speak against Nariman. Irked over this, Eshwarappa asked the House why no one is allowed to speak about Nariman? “Is it wrong to ask,” Eshwarappa retorted. He further urged the government to look for other counsel and save the state.