Cauvery water dispute: DMK working president MK Stalin slams draft scheme

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Attorney-general K.K. Venugopal made this submission before a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud when senior counsel Shekar Naphade for Tamil Nadu suggested that the authority which has not been named in the "draft scheme" be christened as CMB.

In a major setback to Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected its plea to adjourn the hearing in the Cauvery water sharing case to July.

The court has reserved its order on the draft plan and the overall distribution. The government filed the draft scheme before on Monday outlining its proposal to follow the court's February judgment allocating the share of the waters of the Cauvery river, weeks after being pulled up for failing to implement the court's order.

The fluid political situation in Karnataka found an echo in the Supreme Court during the hearing on the draft Cauvery Management Scheme when the state sought time till July as the process of government formation was on.

The government should stop playing second fiddle to the Centre and assign senior advocates to represent Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court.

The bench has now fixed the matter for Thursday to consider the modified draft scheme, which will ensure compliance of the February 16 apex court judgement relating to Cauvery water distribution among four States.

In another tweet, he said, "People of Tamil Nadu are familiar with the BJPs efforts to protect the corrupt ADMK Government, which also incidentally does not enjoy the majority support in the Legislative Assembly".

President MK Stalin on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has misused the office of the Governor to form the government in Karnataka.

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