Report by Michael Rodrigues
Team Mangalorean Udupi
Udupi: They may be opposed to each other in many matters. But when it comes to the common interests of Karnataka they are one in voice.
Union minister K H Muniyappa and state assembly opposition leader Siddaramaih addressing the press here on Monday said that they supported the decisions made by the state government which was in favour of serving the best interests of the state. They were here to attend a function in felicitation of Jayaprakash Hegde who won the recent LS by-election.
Siddaramaiah said that the case of Cauvery water distribution was in the Supreme Court and was pending enquiry. He said that the state has suffered injustice in the issue since 1979. Tamil Nadu is testing the patience of the Karnataka by repeatedly raking up a controversy over the issue. Congress party will support any legal steps taken to ensure the state's legitimate share in the water distribution in the region, he said.
Union minister K H Muniyappa criticized Tamilnadu government for politicizing the issue. Karnataka will stand by the decisions given by the court and should not budge from its stand. "We will support any decision taken by the state government for the benefit of the people in the state. We are determined to work for the benefit of the state," he said.
Former union minister C M Ibrahim and former KPCC president R V Deshpande were present.