Even as Karnataka continues to release water to Tamil Nadu as per the directive of the Cauvery River Waters Authority, all the members of Legislative Assembly from the Janata Dal-Secular have tendered their resignations against this move by the Karnataka government.
The JD-S MLAs tendered their resignations to their party chief, H D Kumaraswamy. The MLAs stated that they did not want to be part of the legislature as they were protesting against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
Kumaraswamy will convene a meeting with his party legislators on Tuesday and decide on the next course of action. Meanwhile, protests continued in various parts of the state against the release of water to Tamil Nadu.
Protests were intense at the Cauvery basin district of the state for a second day in a row and police took nearly 100 persons into preventive custody. There were protests at the Mysore bank circle in Bangalore as well.
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar while urging the people to maintain calm told media persons that the action to release water is inevitable in the wake of the Supreme Court decision.
Several trains connecting Bengaluru and Mysore were also hit. The Karnataka Road Transport Corporation has also suspended its services fearing violence. Many vehicles bearing Tamil Nadu registrations also stayed off the roads in Bengaluru and rest of the state.