Fakir Chand in Bangalore
Karnataka looked unlikely to release Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water anytime soon as a state cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday to consider such a move was cancelled and Chief Minister S M Krishna left for Delhi.
The meeting was called to review the storage levels in four reservoirs across the Cauvery river basin and consider releasing water to Tamil Nadu in the wake of higher inflows from the catchment areas.
Continuous rainfall in the past 10 days in the southern parts of the state has increased inflows into the reservoirs.
Krishna, accompanied by his Water Resources Minister H K Patil left for Delhi early on Tuesday morning to file a reply to the notices served on them by the Supreme Court in connection with a contempt petition filed by Tamil Nadu.
This is the third contempt petition filed recently by Tamil Nadu against Karnataka in connection with the Cauvery dispute.
The latest petition accuses Karnataka of not adhering to the apex court order of October 4 to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.
Krishna is scheduled to return to Bangalore on October 24.
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