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Cauvery row: Karnataka says it will release 6,000 cusecs of water till 6 Oct

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

The Karnataka government on 4 October told the Supreme Court that it will release 6,000 cusecs of water from the river Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, from 1 October to 6 October.

This comes a day after the Supreme Court asked Karnataka to stop defying orders and release water as per its directive.

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On 30 September, SC had directed Karnataka to discharge 6,000 cusecs water from 1-6 October, warning it that no one would know when the "wrath of the law" would fall on it.

The apex court had also directed the Centre to establish the Cauvery Water Management Board, saying once it was constituted, its team would visit the sites to take a prima facie view of the ground reality and submit a report.

However, the Centre moved the apex court seeking modification of its earlier order asking it to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) by 4 October.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MPs retaliated and marched towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office in Delhi, asking the Centre to withdraw application in Supreme Court seeking modification of order on constituting Cauvery Water Management Board.

Also Read: AIADMK MPs march towards PMO; slam govt for playing politics over Cauvery water issue

Coming down heavily on the BJP and Congress over the Cauvery water dispute, the AIADMK said both political parties want to be in power and that's why they are playing games over the matter.
First published: 4 October 2016, 2:59 IST