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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had directed state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma to write a letter to the Karnataka government asking it to stop work, on Wednesday said the ongoing dispute would be fought before the Mahadeyi Water Disputes Tribunal.
Last month, Parrikar had written a letter to Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa stating that Goa would share Mahadeyi river waters with Karnataka for drinking purposes and had expressed willingness to hold bilateral talks.
Parrikar's letter had evoked strong criticism from Opposition ranks.
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