Press Esc to close
Thursday 20 July 2017
News updated at 8:20 PM IST

JD(S) taunts Congress, supports BJP on Cauvery

Belgaum: Dec 11, 2012 DH News Service 0:14 IST

The JD(S) on Monday challenged the Congress to prove its commitment to the people of Cauvery basin by pressuring the prime minister to provide justice to Karnataka in the river water sharing issue.

Coming indirectly to the rescue of the BJP in the Legislative Assembly, H C Balakrishna of the JD(S) said the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) had become the mouthpiece of the Central government. “Instead of indulging in politics, you (Congress) show your commitment to the State.

You are only helping Tamil Nadu by helping it get more water through the CMC. Injustice has been meted out to the State.” Despite repeated interventions by the Congress members, Balakrishna continued to taunt the party, saying it should take up the cause of the State with the prime minister as he heads the CMC, instead of talking on the floor of the House.

When some Congress members said the JD(S) seemed to have an understanding with the BJP, Balakrishna continued his argument saying Karnataka had been facing the ‘onslaught’ for many years. “It is not the BJP, but the Congress which should show its commitment over the Cauvery issue.

Look at how Tamil Nadu is prevailing over the prime minister to get water. Similar efforts should be made by the Congress too. The Union ministers from the State should fight for it. The CMC and Cauvery River Authority (CRA) are under the control of the prime minister,” he said.

While Siddaramaiah said the CRA and the CMC were quasi judicial bodies, Balakrishna continued his attack against the Congress and said: “We are with the chief minister. The government must not release any more water and provide Rs 25,000 per acre as compensation to the farmers of the Cauvery basin,” he said.

JD(S) MLC M C Nanaiah sought a clarification from the government on the rumours that it had agreed to the CMC directive to release water to Tamil Nadu. However, the House was adjourned before the government could give its reply.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
BJP supporters celebrate the early lead of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Patna on...

BJP supporters celebrate the early lead of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Patna on...

Tamil farmers hit their heads with footwears during their protest for loan waiver and...

Tamil farmers hit their heads with footwears during their protest for loan waiver and...

Destitute and elderly survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy protest in front of the state assembly...

Destitute and elderly survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy protest in front of the state assembly...

Members of Human Rights Defence shout slogans against the Karnataka government over the transfer...

Members of Human Rights Defence shout slogans against the Karnataka government over the transfer...

People protest during the 'Shimla Bandh' and demand justice for teenage school girl who was raped...

People protest during the 'Shimla Bandh' and demand justice for teenage school girl who was raped...

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with a humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research...

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with a humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research...

Fire fighters try to break the glasses of an office building which caught fire in Kolkata on...

Fire fighters try to break the glasses of an office building which caught fire in Kolkata on...

An artisan works inside a workshop making idols of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of...

An artisan works inside a workshop making idols of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of...

A Kanwaria or devotee of Hindu god Shiva shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord...

A Kanwaria or devotee of Hindu god Shiva shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord...

Vijay, the famous White Tiger of Delhi zoo, at its enclosure in New Delhi on Thursday. The zoo...

Vijay, the famous White Tiger of Delhi zoo, at its enclosure in New Delhi on Thursday. The zoo...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.