Bengaluru, Sep 8: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said the party solidly stands behind the Karnataka government’s decision to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the directions of the Supreme Court. Stating that there was not much of an option left after the apex court gave an interim order, Singh said, “Congress party stands solidly behind the decision of the government of Karnataka on the issue of Cauvery water.”
Speaking to reporters after holding the first coordination committee meeting of the state Congress, Singh complimented Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for consistently taking the opposition on board regarding the issue. “We have made our case very clear to the Supreme Court,” he said. Cauvery row has hotted up in the state after the Supreme Court on Monday directed to Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days to address the plight of the farmers there.(ALSO READ: No U-turn by Rahul Gandhi on RSS role: Digvijay Singh)
Siddaramaiah, who was also present, said there was a “confusion” among people that because of the offer to release 10,000 cusecs made by state’s senior counsel F S Nariman during the recent hearing, the Supreme Court directed release of 15,000 cusecs for 10 days.