Don't oppose Krishna water award, CM told

Nariman told Yeddyurappa on Monday that challenging the award was against the interests of Karnataka. “If you still decide to move the apex court, I have nothing to say but I won’t be available for the state,” Nariman told the chief minister.

He explained to the CM the finer points of the tribunal award, delivered on December 30, 2010 in which riparian states Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were allocated 666, 911 and 1,001 tmc ft  of water respectively. While the Karnataka government welcomed the award, some political parties cried hoarse.

Informed sources noted that Yeddyurappa told Nariman that Andhra Pradesh had decided to challenge the award. The Opposition parties in Karnataka were against the award. Nariman was steadfast in his opinion that Karnataka should not challenge the order. “The tribunal has carved a fine balance among the states and it does not call for challenging it,” he said.

To Yeddyurappa’s remark that Opposition leaders were in favour of moving the SC, Nariman told him to send those leaders to him. Taking the cue, the CM is likely to bring an all-party team shortly to meet Nariman.

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