The Central government today mentioned that it has moved an application in the Supreme Court for a two-week extension of time to frame a Cauvery water sharing ‘scheme’.
This development triggered furore in Tamil Nadu politics, with many slamming the union government for its decision.
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan said in a tweet: “Centre has delayed the formation of Cauvery water management board yet again.”
The actor-turned-politician, a well-known critic of the central and the state governments, added: “Justice delayed is justice denied. TN people will never forget this injustice.”
It may be noted that the Apex Court while hearing a contempt of Court plea filed by the Tamilnadu government on 9 April directed the Central government to formulate the scheme draft before 3 May.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud asked both Karnataka and Tamilnadu to maintain harmony and said that Tamilnadu should be given its share of Cauvery water