Can’t be asked to set up Cauvery Board, Centre tells the Supreme Court

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:17 PM IST
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New Delhi : The Cauvery water dispute may ensue a high drama in the Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon as the Centre on Monday refused to set up a board it directed to check the ground reality and Karnataka did not release water to Tamil Nadu for irrigation despite a stern warning on Friday that “wrath of law will fall” on it for continuous defiance.

The Centre tried to wriggle out with assertion that the Court had no jurisdiction to direct it to set up the Cauvery Management Board since it was just a recommendation of the Cauvery water dispute tribunal and not binding on it. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned an application by the Centre before the Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit to amend its Friday order on constitution of the board.

The Bench fixed the hearing on the application on Tuesday at 1400 hrs.

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