The Karnataka government has decided to convey its decision on the release of Cauvery waters to Supreme Court on Monday.
"We cannot disclose anything beyond this as the matter is sub-judice. The submission will be made through the affidavit and will be known from the apex court," Information Minister Kagodu Thimappa said after the Cabinet met for the second time on Sunday.
The minister, however, refused to confirm whether water was being released to Tamil Nadu from the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir.
The Supreme Court had rapped the S M Krishna government for airing its views in the media even as the two contempt cases filed by Tamil Nadu against Karnataka were pending before it. That is why the ministers did not reveal the decision taken in the meeting, official sources said.
The sources said the government is in a position to release at least 5 tmcft [thousand million cubic feet] of water from the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir.
"The state may start releasing water from Sunday night, but will talk about it only in the Supreme Court on Monday, when the three-judge bench is scheduled to take up the contempt case for final orders," the sources told rediff.com
Karnataka is also likely to tender an unconditional apology for disobeying the court's order to release water.
Though Krishna will be in Bangalore to participate in the Bangalore IT.Com 2002 exposition on Monday, Water Resources Minister H K Patil and Law Minister D B Chandre Gowda will leave for Delhi to be present in the court.
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