Water Resources Minister MB Patil held a meeting with the chief counsel for State advocate Fali S Nariman, Legal Cell members and Technical Team Members on sensitive issues Cauvery and Mahadayi river disputes at New Delhi’s Karnataka Bhavan, reports Kannada Prabha.
Patil and Nariman and others discussed the next step to be taken for legal battle with regard to the water disputes. After the meeting, the minister spoke to the mediapersons and stated that the argument regarding Cauvery river dispute at the Supreme Court is completed. The State will submit a 9-point master note to the SC, he said.
The meeting was held to discuss what the master note - to be submitted to the Supreme Court - should contain, the revision of arguments, the opinions expressed by the justices and such. The master note will be prepared keeping in view of the state's interests, he said.
When some media persons questioned why Karnataka did not voice its objection strongly to Cauvery Management Board at the Court, he said all this has been discussed and everything cannot be revealed to the media.
Meanwhile, former prime minister and JD(S) president HD Deve Gowda said he had objected to the Cauvery Management Board from the very beginning and has submitted it in writing to both State and Central governments.