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Andhra Pradesh playing "politics of water": Krishna

Accusing Andhra Pradesh of playing "politics of water", Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna today said law would take its own course on the proposed protest by TDP at the site of the state's Paragodu project to provide water in Kolar district.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2003 10:42 IST

Accusing Andhra Pradesh of playing "politics of water", Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna today said law would take its own course on the proposed protest by TDP at the site of the state's Paragodu project to provide water in Kolar district.

Speaking to reporters here, Krishna said law and order would be maintained and the local authorities would deal with the situation appropriately if TDP held any rally at the site to protest the project.

Krishna asserted the project was being taken up by Karnataka to supply drinking water to 100 villages and Gudibande and Bagepalli towns.

The Ananthpur district of TDP has announced plans to organise a demonstration at the Paragodu project site on June six, saying it was detrimental to interests of Andhra Pradesh.

A delegation of Andhra Pradesh MPs had recently made a representation to President A P J Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee seeking their intervention on the project while dubbing it as "illegal".

Karnataka has accused its neighbour of carrying on a "distorted and malicious campaign" against it and in turn blamed Andhra Pradesh for taking up projects "illegally", including the Telugu Ganga.