PM's intervention to settle down Mahadayi water dispute impossible: Jagadish Shettar

PM's intervention to settle down Mahadayi water dispute impossible: Jagadish Shettar

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday dismissed the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to settle down Mahadayi water dispute.

"The water dispute will never be settled until the Congress party leaders in the State negotiate the matter with their party leaders in Goa. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is unnecessarily politicising the issue," he told reporters here.

It was true that former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee settled certain water disputes by their interventions. Situations were different then. At present, situation about Mahadayi water dispute is totally different. The then prime minister Manmohan Sing recommended t he Supreme Court to constitute the tribunal as he thought that the Central government could no longer find a solution to the problem, Shettar said.

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