TN leaders welcome SC order on Cauvery

TN leaders welcome SC order on Cauvery

DMK, BJP and other parties have welcomed the Supreme Court order declaring that it has jurisdiction to hear the petitions on constituting a Cauvery water management board.

Leader of Opposition M.K. Stalin on Friday said Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam should take up the Cauvery issue with the Centre immediately and exert pressure to form the Cauvery Management Board in this Parliament session itself.

In a statement, he also welcomed the verdict that its order to Karnataka government to release 2,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu would continue till the next direction. The Supreme Court will continue to hear the Cauvery cases is a happy news for Tamil Nadu farmers, he noted.

The state government has said it was “grand victory for the untiring efforts” of former chief minister Jayalalithaa.

PWD Principal Secretray SK Prabakar said the water dispute had been going on for a long time between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and recalled that the two states besides Kerala had earlier moved the apex court against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal on sharing the river water.

BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan too has welcomed the verdict. On Friday, a three-judge bench had held all appeals maintainable, while holding that its interim order on releasing 2000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu continues till further orders.