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Mahadayi: Lawyers' talks with Goa CM fail

Last Updated : 08 September 2015, 19:48 IST
Last Updated : 08 September 2015, 19:48 IST

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The 200-member delegation of advocates from the Mumbai-Karnataka region, which met Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in Panaji on Tuesday over the Mahadayi River water sharing dispute, said that the talks failed to yield any positive results.

The delegation, led by Dharwad Bar Association President V D Kamaraddi, has returned without any assurance from Parsekar and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was with the Goa chief minister.

Stating the talks with both the leaders failed, Kamaraddi told Deccan Herald over phone from Goa they will apprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the scarcity of drinking water in the region and the need for water from the Mahadayi.

“We didn’t get any response from Parsekar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar  has also politicised the issue by throwing the ball in the chief minister Siddaramaiah’s court. He has accused Siddaramaiah of politicising the issue and said he failed to explain the water dispute to the prime minister,” Kamaraddi said. The advocates from Dharwad, Gadag, and Bagalkot districts were part of the delegation.

The legal fraternity has resolved to continue the agitation in Mumbai-Karnataka region and is likely to pressure the government to file an interim application at the earliest before the Mahadayi tribunal seeking water for the Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project.

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Published 08 September 2015, 19:48 IST

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