Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said here yesterday that he would meet central ministers and MPs from the state in New Delhi today to discuss steps to protect the state’s interests in Cauvery row.
The meeting is to consider the strategy to impress the central government against setting up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as the proposal for its establishment has been challenged in the Supreme Court by Karnataka, he told
The establishment of the CMB has been recommended by the Cauvery Waters Dispute Tribunal award. Karnataka has challenged the award also on the ground that the state has been given less share of water than its needs. The CMB is to ensure Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry get their share of water as awarded by the tribunal.
The central government has to set it up within the next three months. Shettar has already written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging the central government against setting up CMB.