MYSURU, Sep. 26, 2023 (TBINN)

Accusing Opposition Bhartiya Janta Party and J.D. (S) of politicising the Cauvery row, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today rejected allegations that his government has failed on the issue and said his administration has never lagged behind in protecting the interests of state, its people and farmers.

Siddaramaiah reiterated the importance of the distress water sharing formula and the construction of a Mekedatu balancing reservoir across Cauvery River as the resolution for the dispute with neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

The Bengaluru-Bandh called by farmers and Kannada organisations and backed by the B.J.P. and J.D. (S) today in protest against the release of Cauvery River Water to Tamil Nadu evoked partial response, with most of the public services functioning normally, but many people staying indoors.

It is most unfortunate that B.J.P. and J.D. (S) are potlicising the Cauvery Issue. They are doing it for the sake of politics and not in the interest of the state or its people, Siddaramaiah said in response to a question.

Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, he said everyone has the right to protest and call for bandh in a democracy, but the court has restricted processions and bandh, hence, prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been invoked, aimed at ensuring that nobody takes the law into their own hands and that the public are not put to any difficulty.

“Let them protest, we are not opposed to it. But the issue should not be politicised and used for political gains. It is not in the interest of the state, he underlined.

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