Introducing my son to the Constituency is not an Offence – CM Siddaramaiah
Mangaluru: The Chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah landed at the Mangaluru International airport Kenjar to attend a programme in Bantwal here on October 9.
CM Siddaramaiah was given a guard of honour at the Mangaluru international airport, Kenjar. Addressing the mediapersons regarding the Cauvery water issue Siddaramaiah said, “We have a good case and we will surely win the case. The state government had requested the Supreme court to send an expert team to assess the ground reality on the inflow and outflow in the river. For what purpose we are using the water, why TN is asking for water and how much water is available in Tamil Nadu. Based on our request the SC has sent an expert team from Delhi to study about the availability of water in the Cauvery river. The team will study the ground reality and submit the report to the supreme court on October 17. The Supreme Court has understood our the problems. I am sure, we will surely win the case”, CM opined
When asked about the Mahadayi project, the CM said. “The judges have advised to settle the matter outside the court. I have written a letter to the Prime minister, Chief ministers of Maharastra and Goa and the Maharastra CM has asked me to meet him on October 21. I will be meeting the Maharastra CM in Mumbai on October 21.”
When asked about the allegation on him that he is promoting his second son into politics, Siddaramaiah said, “After my elder son’s death, I requested my younger son who is a Doctor, to take care of my constituency. My younger son is not interested in politics, he has a private lab. On my request, he had come with me and I introduced him to the constituency. I have introduced my son to my voters. Is it an offence to introduce my son to my constituency? Questioned Siddaramaiah”
When asked about the Yettinahole project, CM Siddaramaiah said, “I will call for a meeting soon on the Yettinahole project issue. The experts have said that there is more than 24TMC of water. We will discuss this matter with the people of Dakshina Kannada,” he said .
District minister in-charge Ramanath Rai, Food and civil supplies minister U T Khader, former minister Abhaychandra Jain, MLAs J R Lobo and Moideen Bava, Mayor Harinath, Police commissioner Chandra Sekhar, SP Bhushan Borase, DCP Crime and Traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil , District youth congress president Muthun Rai and others were also present.