Apex court decision on Cauvery award a victory for Jayalalithaa: TN

Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold maintainability of appeals filed by various states against the Cauvery tribunal award is a victory for late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.

On Friday, the apex court upheld the maintainability of appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the award of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) given in 2007 on sharing of Cauvery river water.

According to the Tamil Nadu government statement, the state argued strongly that the apex court has power to hear the appeals filed by the states against the CWDT award.

On the other hand the central government had argued that the appeals are not apex court’s jurisdiction.

The apex court directed Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu every day.

Referring to the development, the Tamil Nadu government said it is a victory for the late Jayalalithaa’s untiring efforts in the Cauvery issue.