JD(S) seeks PM's intervention in Mahadayi row

The JD(S) state executive committee meeting held here on Thursday sought the immediate intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the inter-state dispute over Mahadayi water sharing, to resolve the row through talks, to get drinking water for the region, pending the final verdict of the Mahadayi tribunal.

The meeting also resolved that railway projects sanctioned when JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowad was the prime minister, including Hubballi-Ankola and Munirabad-Mehaboobnagar lines and doubling and electrification of Belagavi-Bengaluru line, should be implemented fast. It also resolved that both Union and State governments should come for the help of farmers who are in distress.

Earlier, JD(S) National President H D Deve Gowda, and State JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy recalled that drinking water supply to Bengaluru from Cauvery river was arranged when Mr Deve Gowda was the prime minister, though the water sharing dispute was before the tribunal. Mr Modi can do that now in Mahadayi issue, but he is not responding, they lamented.

Deve Gowda asked the JD(S) leaders to show the progress to get the party ticket to contest in next Assembly elections.

Kumaraswamy noted that getting JD(S) ticket would not be easy this time, and ticket aspirants have to win the confidence of people, and should work hard to bring the party to power with a clear majority. He asked the candidates not to have 'match fixing' with other party leaders.

He also charged that neither Congress nor BJP have shown the concern to solve problems of farmers and others in the State.  

State JD(S) Working President Basavaraj Horatti stated that the first list of candidates of the party would be released shortly. JD(S) National Working President P G R Sindhya noted that H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy would finalise the list of candidate, after collecting others' opinion, and the party would field hard working, winnable and pro-people candidates in the polls.

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