BJP MPs should solve the Cauvery water dispute with TN

'Will install JD(S) govt in Karnataka before retiring from politics'

The BJP MPs from Karnataka should take steps to solve the long-pending dispute with Tamil Nadu over sharing of Cauvery River water, said former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, who has been re-elected as MP from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency recently, here, on Monday.

Addressing media persons, in the city, Gowda said, there were 17 BJP MPs from Karnataka and there was absolute majority for their party at the Centre. “On the other hand, even though the AIDMK, headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, has 37 MPs, the Centre is not dependent on the support of the AIADMK.

So, the prime minister designate Narendra Modi should solve the problem, taking into consideration the problems faced by farmers in Karnataka,” he said.Stating that the Modi-led government could give a fair administration as it had absolute majority, Gowda said, it should accord priority to the border issues with neighbouring countries.

“We have to wait and see how the new prime minister will solve the problems faced by the people. However, I will continue my fight for the people of my constituency. In the capacity of a former prime minister, I will write letters to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding the problems faced by the people. I will also visit the PMO and get the issues sorted out,” he said.

MLAs H D Revanna and H K Kumaraswamy, MLC Patel Shivaram, Zilla Panchayat President Ambika Ramakrishna, City Municipal Council President Srividya and Vice-President Irshad Pasha were present.

HDD does not want to deceive voters

Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda said, he will retire from politics only after installing the JD(S) government in the State.

He was replying to questions raised by media persons, who reminded him of his statement during the election campaign that he would retire if Narendra Modi forms the government on the strength of the NDA itself.

“I will not deceive the people who have voted for me in the election, by retiring from politics. People have given me a mandate for five years and I will strive to solve their problems during my term,” he added.

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