Cauvery issue: Karna CM to meet PM

Kumaraswamy is all set to meet Manmohan Singh and brief him about Centre's injustice on Cauvery issue.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2007 15:12 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy take the state's woes on Cauvery water sharing row to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's doorsteps and brief him about the injustice rendered out to it in the final orders of the tribunal.

"I have sought an appointment with the prime minister and will be meeting him soon," Kumaraswamy told reporters after chairing a high level meeting to review law and order situation in the backdrop of a 12-hour bandh called by Kannada organisations to protest the tribunal verdict.

The government has been toying with several options, including initiating steps within legal framework to secure justice to the state on Cauvery water sharing, he said, but declined to divulge them.

Expressing doubts over the Centre rendering justice to the State, Kumaraswamy remarked "the previous experience has not been encouraging. At least now, we hope, the Centre will come to our rescue".

"Let the Centre discharge its responsibility. Let not the Centre repeat earlier instances", he said but did not outline the issues over which injustice was caused to the State.

When insisted for his comment whether he has no confidence in the Centre, he shot back to say "how can I say I have confidence in the Centre going by the past experience. I can only say let history not repeat in future".

Kumaraswamy said he would be convening a meeting the MPs of the state in New Delhi before February 22 to seek their support to fight the State's case in Parliament.

First Published: Feb 18, 2007 15:12 IST