It looks like the recent developments in Karnataka, post announcements of Assembly results have brought the Southern states of India together. Will this be limited to political power-sharing or even apply to solving inter-state problems?

Currently, Tamil Nadu's MK Stalin, the Working President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is all set to take part in the oath-taking ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

There is a sign of all south Indian political parties joining hands. However, will the joining hands also refer to the fact that inter-state problems like Cauvery will also be solved amicably?

Along with other Tamil Nadu leaders, Stalin has repeatedly cried foul about Karnataka not releasing Cauvery water into Tamil Nadu.

With Karnataka opposing the formation of Cauvery Management Board and Tamil Nadu adamant about the formation of the Board as soon as possible, how will Stalin and Kumaraswamy treat the issue amicably?

Taking into account the likely CM of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy's statements on Cauvery in reply to Rajinikanth, it looks like the way forth for Stalin and Kumaraswamy is not an easy one.

Reacting to Rajinikanth's plea to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, Kumaraswamy invited Rajinikanth to Karnataka for inspecting the quantity of water in the dam and then to decide if their demand is justified.

Will Stalin and Kumaraswamy find a new way to solve the Cauvery issue or their friendship end with the culmination of the oath-taking ceremony in Karnataka?