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Stalin, Kumaraswamy on same page over Cauvery; favour bilateral talks

Kumaraswamy said he favoured talks to solve the Cauvery issue amicably and assured his full cooperation to Tamil Nadu on the matter

Press Trust of India  |  Nagapattinam/Tiruchirapalli(TN) 

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Subsequently H D too favoured bilateral talks to solve the issue.DMK working M K on Monday batted for 'cordial ties' with the new government which will assume power in and asked the AIADMK regime to work for a solution to the Cauvery issue through talks.

Cordial ties should be created with the new government and a solution hammered out through talks, said at a function at district 

"Though we have got a legal victory, water to the necessary extent should be received and farmers should be provided with that," he said.

If farmers were not provided with water for irrigation, DMK would steer protests to get it, he said.

He said that during the previous DMK regime, former M Karunanidhi had got Cauvery water for through his 'friendly attitude' with his counterparts.

"(leader) Kalaignar fulfilled everything by establishing friendly ties with neighbouring States."

DMK, meanwhile, said its leader has been invited by the JDS top leadership to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of as on May 23.

At Tiruchirapalli, said he favoured talks to solve the Cauvery issue amicably and assured his full cooperation to on the matter.

"Through bilateral talks it is better to solve it, because there are some problems from both sides," he said and referred to farmers from both Karnataka and facing a distress situation.

"We have to solve it, we have to live together, for that let us see, I am going to give full coperation to solve this problem amicably," he told reporters here.

Asked if the order on the Cauvery issue would be obeyed by his state, he said, "definitely everybody has to obey, not only my government."

He said for the last three years, all reservoirs were "empty in our state also," and due to that there was 'some problem between both states."

The JDS leader, who arrived at Tiruchirapalli on a visit to the at nearby Srirangam, said "I think Lord Ranga will give sufficient rainfall."

With copious showers, he hoped all reservoirs would be full and "then there is no problem between us.

First Published: Mon, May 21 2018. 09:09 IST