Gowda alleges irresponsibility of state MPs

Violation of 1924 agreement of water sharing between states

Ex-prime minister H D Deve Gowda lashed out at the elected representatives of the state for their failure to convey the problems faced due to drying reservoirs.

Speaking to press persons here on Sunday after his visit to Hemavathi and Yagachi reservoirs, he said an opportunity was provided to appeal after a judgement related to water sharing of River Krishna.

“No such opportunity has been provided to review the Cauvery water sharing judgement. What is the motive behind this?” he questioned.

He pointed out that there was a violation in the agreement made in 1924 between two states for sharing of water. “When both the Central government and the judiciary are not ready to take cognisance of either the issues concerning the state or the drinking water problem, will it be possible to accept them as judges over the issue,” he questioned.

He said while the elected representatives of Tamil Nadu were united in their demands for Cauvery water, the representatives of the state had failed to raise the concerns of the state. MLA H K Kumaraswamy, former MLA A T Ramaswamy and others were present. He also visited the KRS dam in Srirangapatna taluk and inspected the water level. Ex-Speaker of Assembly Krishna, MLA A B Ramesh Babu and JD(S) district president D Ramesh were present.

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