Bengaluru: Janata Dal (Secular) State president H.D. Kumaraswamy has alleged that BJP leaders are misguiding thirsty people of north Karnataka by politically exploiting the vexed Mahadayi river water sharing issue.
Kumaraswamy has also cautioned the Congress government against getting carried away by the BJP’s false promises to the people and said the government should immediately consult legal experts and get the issue resolved.
Speaking to media persons here, he took exception to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar writing a letter to BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa, and sought to know whether Mahadayi waters were private property of BJP leaders.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Minister for Water Resources had not issued any official statement in that regard.
He described the episode as a BJP-scripted, Amit Shah-directed play, and asked why Parrikar did not have trust in the democratically elected Chief Minister of Karnataka. “What if either the Congress or the JD(S) comes to power? Will Parrikar go back on his words?” he said.