Union minister Uma Bharti today appealed for peace between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Cauvery water issue.
She said, "I may go on hunger strike on the border of the two riparian states if there is any report of the fight between them."
A meeting convened by the Centre today to iron out the differences between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the impasse failed to achieve any breakthrough.
Talking to media persons after chairing the meeting, she said: “no problem should prevail there over water sharing as long as Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister and she is the Union Water Resources Minister."
No solution could have arrived at the meeting as Tamil Nadu did not accept Karnataka's proposal for sending a central expert team to assess availability of water in Cauvery basin.
“I am appealing to both the states… I am not threatening, it is an appeal, if I hear a single thing (about fight), I am going to sit on hunger strike on the border of the two states,” Bharti said.
She added, "the meeting took place close on the heels of Centre’s efforts to broker peace between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river water, and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over Krishna water dispute, although this is a state subject."
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BY M. DIVYA SRI