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Stopping water flow to Pak: Chavan says minister doesn't have

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

A day after Nitin Gadkari spoke about not allowing India's share of water to flow to Pakistan, senior said a on his own can not take such a decision.

has decided to "stop" the flow of its share of water to from rivers under the Indus Water Treaty, Gadkari, Union water resources minister, said Thursday, a week after the Pulwama terror attack.

An later clarified that it was not a new decision.

"The honourable does not have such authority...such decisions should be taken by the cabinet's security committee because the international repercussions of such things can be very serious," Chavan, a former Union minister in the Manmohan Singh government, said.

"So it not good that any minister just gets up and makes such a statement because such decisions should be taken by the prime minister," he said, speaking to reporters here.

"As far as giving a reply to is concerned, whatever decision takes, we will support it as we do not want to bring into it. Hut whatever wants to take, it should be taken instantly," he added.

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First Published: Fri, February 22 2019. 23:25 IST