April 05, 2008 11:56 IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna has said that the state would approach the Supreme Court on the Hogenakkal issue. The Congress leader added that he was not concerned whether the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam will get upset or the ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition will get affected by the move.
"We can always go to the Supreme Court you know, so that protection is there for every state," he told CNN-IBN during an interview.
Asked if the Central leadership would allow the Karnataka unit of the party to go ahead with the move, the former Governor of Maharashtra, who has made a comeback to state politics, said, "If it comes to that, we have no other alternative".
"We are not really concerned about whether the DMK is going to be upset or if it is going to have an impact on the Central government, all that we are concerned about is how does this project affect Karnataka in terms of the water sharing agreement between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu," he said when asked whether the Congress will risk upsetting the DMK, which is a coalition partner at the Centre.
The central leadership of the party, however, had adopted a cautious approach on Friday, saying the state units of the party in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were free to take their own stands in the matter.
The party apparently adopted a cautious approach on the issue in view of the coming assembly elections in Karnataka.
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