Karnataka strongly opposed to Cauvery Management Board: CM Siddaramaiah
MYSURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said his government was opposed to the formation of the Cauvery Management Board and that the lawyers representing the state had been asked to put forward this position very strongly in the Supreme Court.
“The judges in the Supreme Court, who are hearing the case, had made a passing remark yesterday about the formation of the Cauvery Management Board. It was not an order, it was only a passing remark,” he said.
“I have asked them to very strongly put forth our position and ensure that there is no order that affects our farmers’ interests.
The Tamil Nadu government, on Tuesday, had insisted that the court appoint an authority and frame a scheme for sharing and managing the water of the Cauvery among the riparian states, instead of leaving the responsibility to the Centre.