Cauvery row: DMK to convene 'all-party' meet, Kamal Haasan invited

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However, soon after the CM's announcement, DMK cancelled its all-party meeting and said that Leader of Opposition MK Stalin will participate in the meeting on February 22.

The CJI-led bench said, "In view of the allocation of additional 14.75 tmcft water to Karnataka, the state would now be required to release 177.25 tmcft water (instead of 192 tmcft it used to release earlier as per CWDT award) at inter-state border with Tamil Nadu, that is at Billigundulu", the bench said, adding the allocation decided by it would remain in force for 15 years.

The DMK took the decision as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government was not paying heed to its demand of holding an all-party meeting in the wake of the Supreme Court reducing the quantum of water from Cauvery river to the state, he told reporters here last night.

"After having discussed the way forward since 10 a.m. this morning, the chief minister has come to the conclusion that an all-party meeting should be held". He said the government would decide on the next course of action after studying the verdict and consulting legal experts. It was chaired by the then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi. The all-party meeting is also a departure in the political culture in Tamil Nadu, where the arch-rivals DMK and AIADMK have often held opposite stances in eky political issues.

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Several political parties including AIADMMK and DMK, and veteran Tamil actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan had expressed disappointment over the top court ruling.

Though disappointed by reduction of quantum of water for Tamil Nadu, Karnataka would not be able to play its tactics of "not releasing water" any more by this verdict, Raja said. Official sources said the leaders of farmers associations too were likely to be invited for the meeting. Though DMK has all along sought such meetings on key issues like Cauvery, Jayalalithaa had not acceded to it.

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