'Goa CM refused to speak on Mahadayi'

Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha and Hasiru Sene (KRRSHS) honorary president and Melkote MLA K S Puttannaiah has said that the dispute over Mahadayi water was the result of lack of political will in resolving the vexed issue.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Puttannaiah said that both the Congress and the BJP were politicising the issue and were engaged in a blame game without making any attempt to find a solution for the problem.

He said that a delegation of farmer leaders met Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday seeking a solution for the issue. Parsekar refused to speak about the issue stating that it had turned sensitive in view of upcoming Assembly election in Goa, he added.

He said legal recourse will not provide solution for the impasse over the drinking water project. The Centre should act with common sense to resolve the issue, he said and suggested an out-of-court settlement.“If courts have to decide on every issue, then where is the necessity for Parliament,” he asked.

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