Bengaluru bandh not in interest of state, says CM Siddaramaiah

Mysuru, Sep 26 (IANS): It's most unfortunate that BJP and JD(S) are politicising the Cauvery issue, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said here on Tuesday, adding that the protest is neither in the interest of the state nor the people.

Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that calling for bandh is allowed in a democracy. But, the court had directed against protests or meetings. "When we exercise our fundamental rights, the rights of others should also be kept in mind. The court had given an order that people should not be troubled,” he said.

Against that backdrop, the government had clamped the prohibitory orders under the IPC Section 144, he added.

Asked about BJP’s protest by wearing only shorts in Mandya district, CM Siddaramaiah said, "The BJP activists were called as “Chaddis” (mocking the RSS outfit of khaki shorts) by us. Let them carry out the protest. They should not indulge in politics. The issue should not be politicised for political gains. This is not in the interest of the state."

Instead of staging a protest with shorts, the BJP leaders should be told that they have 25 MPs and should pressure the BJP government and PM Modi, he stated.

Reacting to the charge that the Congress government is acting as a B-team of the DMK government, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated that the DMK government is ruling Tamil Nadu state. If the allegation is made on these lines, what should the alliance between the BJP and AIADMK, earlier, be described as?

The statements should not be issued for the sake of politics. Former PM H.D. Deve Gowda had written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Cauvery dispute. "It is a welcome step. But, his statement alleging failure of the state government is politics. The state government has always protected the interests of the people and land," he said.

"The power is not important to us. For us the interest of people is more important. We believe in this," he stated.

On the Karnataka bandh call given on Friday, CM Siddaramaiah stated that the Supreme Court had given the directive not to stage bandh or protest. "We will not obstruct the protest," he said.

"So far, there is no distress formula. We have been praying for the distress formula before the Supreme Court and tribunals. When rains fail, the distress will set in both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. During those years, the distress should be shared. While sharing the distress, there must be a formula, he maintained. Another solution is, if there is a Mekedatu reservoir, which will have a capacity of 67 tmc of water, the water stored here, could be given to Tamil Nadu in distress situations like this. It tends to be in both the states. Both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will be benefitted from this," Chief Minister Siddaramaiah explained.

Regarding the drought situation in the state, the Minister for Revenue Krishna Byregowda will be sent to New Delhi. He will meet the Union Home Minister, Union Agriculture Minister.

When he meets them, more details will be known, CM Siddaramaiah stated.

CM Siddaramaiah stated that there is no response to the letters written by him to PM Modi on sending a central team to assess the situation here.

"We have to see whether the new found friendship between BJP and former PM Deve Gowda is going to help," he taunted. 177.25 tmc of water has to be released in a normal year. For distress periods there is no formula. During distress period, out of the court settlement will be good," he opined.






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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    If Nidde cann't handle the water issue with TN, he should step down and allow able candidates to handle the situation. Chediless would have done the same if they were in the opposition.

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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Sidda no problem carry on release all gates. what left in the state every thing is free. give water also free.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    BJP. WAS HARPING ON DOUBLE ENGINE SARAKARA .... Karnataka sent 25 BJP MP ‘s to LOk sabha .. Including emergency exit fame Tejaswisurya .. ..Finance minister mrs sitaraman also from Karnataka in Rajya sabha ......Fire brand leader KATEEL ETC .. River water sharing if any compromises is an interstate and central govt issue... Distresss. Years. Formula .. These 25 BJP MP ‘s. Can’t talk to prime minister??? Prime minister came for several rallies road shows to Karnataka during elections... AND. ISRO VISIT.... can’t help. NOW ? State is in distress ..

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    vested interests and mindless fellows pointlessly agitating, without understanding details.

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  • flavian, chik

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    center should interfere not thru political parties

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  • Mahendra, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Crops which are water guzzlers are also to be monitored for better utilization -- --food habits have to change etc -- BALANCED DIET -- mainly Protein -- Carbohydrates AND vitamins -- - - we have to study considering environment best food habits --for sustainable future -- RICE - -SUGARCANE - -(WHEAT -- of course this is more in north -) - main water guzzlers -- lot of these are stored in ware houses -- go downs -- get eaten by rats -- get destroyed in rains -- so controlling wastage also important -- need great political maturity -- information - -education --

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  • Abdul, Kudroli

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    This comment is for those blind pappu fans who will blame opposition for everything. These politicians all are same khet ki mooli... Even Congress would had protested if it was in opposition right now. So wake up and talk development and not politics.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Supreme court order was final ---- Karnataka got 14 .75 TMC more under the formula and was a small victory at that time -- --TN got 14.75 TMC less---- AN EXTRACT AS BELOW ---- The final allocation for a total of 740 TMC is Tamil Nadu : 404.25 (419 – 14.75) TMC Karnataka : 284.75 (270 + 14.75) TMC Kerala : 30 TMC UT of Pondicherry : 7 TMC Environmental Protection : 10 TMC--- Inevitable wastage into sea : 4 TMC While we are in a distress year -- it is imperative we are duty bound to follow SC order -- merely being a UPPER RIPARIAN state does not justify blocking of water -- this has to be understood and not needlessly politicised -- ANYWAY after several decades of dispute starting from British time -- Mysore Wodeyars -- Madras Presidency -- the final contours were drawn for sharing -- Now we have to address Climate change -- better water management -- take care of our forests -- better Harvesting etc etc ---- Consult water experts ---- Not waste time on the streets - make - a few noises -- processions -- needless disrupting of public order --

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    No one fought for diversion of River Netravathi and its tributaries. It has done great damage to the western ghats and the ground water resources if Tulunadu

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  • Ram Bhat ca, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    diversion of River Netravathi was veerappa moilys game for his personal benefit.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Government has to follow Supreme Court and water authorities ruling. Opposition have become jobless and have lost 40% so they are disrupting every one’s life.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    If they are openly forcing a statewide bandh despite SC orders, the honorable SC should make the organisers of this protest pay for the losses caused to the state on account of this bandh!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    This shows the oppositions lackadaisical attitude towards the common man especially those working in the informal sector and labour class just to show their desperation on having lost miserably!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    True honourable...professor of lawyers...janaab Sidda devaraya.....but the nalayak blue j pigs are instigating the public big time..ask khaki to break the bones in case they resort to destruction of public property or create panic among the minorities...Jai Congress...Also i request you to announce burnol bhagya to andh bhakts...

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  • RK, Udupi

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    CM should not act Naïve. He would have done the same if his party was in opposition. Water issue will always be a issue in future as a consequence of climate change.

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  • Joseph, Bombay

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    For every problem, there's a solution ..... provided there's a willpower, subject to mature "learned" minds reaching an amicable solution .... not for personal vendetta but in the interest of the country.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Dubai/Mundkur

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Even this CONGiss Govt not interest of our Karnataka State in particular and entire India in general!!!

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  • Rajesh, Brahmavara

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    So the water goes to Pakistan as well?

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