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Your government's turn to perform constitutional duty, Kamal Haasan tell PM Modi on Cauvery river water issue

Your government's turn to perform constitutional duty, Kamal Haasan tell PM Modi on Cauvery river water issue

| @indiablooms | 12 Apr 2018, 06:11 pm

New Delhi/Chennai, Apr 12 (IBNS): Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, asking his government to perform its constitutional duty to solve the ongoing Cauvery river water issue in Tamil Nadu.

In a letter which has been shared on Twitter, Haasan said: "The Supreme Court of India has already performed its constitutional role by delivering the judgement. It is now the turn of your Government to perform its constitutional duty and implement the order."

Haasan asked Modi to form the Cauvery water Management Board to solve the matter.

He said: "Please do the needful as our Prime Minister and set up the Cauvery water Management board to ensure implementation of Supreme Court order in letter and spirit."

The actor has also said the people of Tamil Nadu have started to believe that Modi is delaying the formation of the board keeping the Karnataka state elections in mind.

"...it is your duty as the Prime Minister of our country to prove this wrong by immediately acting as per the Supreme Court order" he added.

Last month, the Supreme Court had ordered an increase in water share for Karnataka while delivering a judgement on the Cauvery river dispute.

Karnataka will get an additional 14.75 tmc of water. Hence Tamil Nadu's water share has been reduced from 192 tmc to 177.25 tmc.

The Cauvery river waters are shared by four southern states-Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The sharing of waters has been a contentious issue between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka since 1892, with the debate growing stronger in 1924 between the erstwhile Madras Presidency and Kingdom of Mysore.

The Cauvery, which flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, is the third largest river -- after Godavari and Krishna -- in south india and is considered the lifeline of Tamil Nadu and Southern Karnataka.

Meanwhile Modi, who went to Chennai-the capital city of Karnataka- on Thursday, was shown black flags by several protesters on road.

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