When farmers called for Karnataka bandh, CM said – BJP-JDS are doing politics, we are in support IG News

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal-Secular of ‘doing politics’ over the Cauvery issue.

Speaking to the media, Siddaramaiah said, “Anyone can protest in a democracy. We are not going to disrupt the protest. BJP-JDS are doing politics on this issue. There is a hearing in the Supreme Court tomorrow regarding the Cauvery issue. Our lawyers will present a competent argument in our favor.”

On the opposition demanding his resignation over the issue, CM Siddaramaiah said, “When we called an all-party meeting on the issue of Cauvery river water sharing, did anyone say that I should resign from the post of CM? No one said in the all-party meeting that I should resign from the post of CM.”

Responding to the Bengaluru bandh called by farmers and pro-Kannada organizations to protest against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar said that in the current situation it is difficult to release water, but still the state will follow it as per the Supreme Court’s direction. Is bound to do.

Shivkumar said, “In the current situation it will be difficult to release Cauvery water, but we will also have to follow the instructions of the Supreme Court. We respect the court. But at the same time we have to protect the interests of our state, no matter what. This is our duty.”

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