BJP always supports stir on Cauvery issue: Basavaraj Bommai

Hubballi, Sep 28 (IANS): Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that the BJP will support the agitation for Cauvery water as long as the row existed.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, he said the orders have been issued to release 3,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu. "This situation would not have come to this had the state government effectively argued in the Supreme Court when the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs daily. At last, wisdom seems to have prevailed in the state government," he said.

He said already, much water had already flowed into Tamil Nadu which has totally violated the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's orders.

"There was a hue and cry for drinking water on which the government must focus. Most of the areas in North Karnataka are reeling under drought and the farmers are worried about losing the kharif crops due to the failure of rain," he said.

"So far, the government has not distributed the compensation for them. The previous BJP government had given the solatium double the norms but it was not done by the incumbent government. The state government must not only protect the interest of farmers dependent on the Cauvery but also the Krishna water. The BJP had been clear in this regard," Bommai said.

"The Congress government has lost its charisma in the state. Therefore, Congress is ready for the operation again, this is the weakness of Congress. Some who didn't get tickets go to Congress. There is no benefit in the Congress. It is natural that those who did not get tickets will go, so we don't worry too much about it. There would be no benefit politically from the operation hast of Congress to it," Bommai opined.



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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    After the voters of Karnataka forcefully demitted Brhasta Jumla Pappies, have become Nanji and Uri; Nanje Gowda and Uri Gowda

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  • Rajender, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Fishing in troubled waters .. BJP ALWAYS ...

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    BJP is always good at creating chaos in the society.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Connecting Rivers will solve all Problems ...

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  • Edward MC, Kudla

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Remember 2014 when the then congress govt in karnataka laid the foundation stone for yethinahole project at a cost of around 12000 some crores. The then CM Sidharamiah didnt listen to anyone and claimed the project will not deprive Dakshina Kannada of Nethravathi water. The project till date remains incomplete after spending around 20000 crores. Every subsequent govt including the bjp too undertook the work on this project. Basically this project was for all the governments to make money. Congress made money, bjp made money and ofcourse the JD unsecular too. Who suffered?? Us the common people of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. No one from the Kaveri horata samithi cared to support our cry back then. Now there is no talk about yethinahole and thousands of crores remain wasted in the water. Today i dont think any sane person from Dakshina Kannada will support the kaveri issue nor any govt that supports or opposes anything about kaveri.

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  • sense_shetty, Kudla,Mangalore,KodialGuthu

    Fri, Sep 29 2023

    Absolutely right. The redirection of the Nethravathi River and its tributaries is a severe blow to the people in our area. A similar project to divert the Mandovi River was planned, but Goa, being a state, had the option to take legal action and secure a stay on the project

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 28 2023

    Before lecturing and advising the ruling govt what did you do during your 5 years tenure to Cauvery issue?????…..You do not even know the core issue in Cauvery issue. You know only to create chaos and noise and your army of monkeys dance to your tune without Chaddis.

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  • Rajesh G, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 28 2023

    Its better for this boremande to concentrate on choosing a LoP.

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