Inter State Water Dispute Tribunal has given its award distributing the water of Mahadayi river, which has been challenged through Special Leave Petition (SLP) before Supreme Court by Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Goa has also filed a contempt petition against Karnataka after the latter diverted the river water despite the SLP pending with the SC.
"We are not ready for any kind of out-of-court settlement on Mahadayi river dispute. Our petitions are pending before the Supreme Court. We will fight it out there," Sawant told reporters.
He was responding to a query about his reported meeting with an emissary sent by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to discuss the inter-state water dispute.
"Our demand is that Karnataka, which has diverted our water, should immediately release it. I am fully aware that the water flow in Mahadayi has decreased," he said.
Sawant said that during his discussion with BJP''s Goa state in-charge C T Ravi, he told him that Karnataka has diverted Mahadayi river water.
Ravi was on visit to Goa earlier this week after taking over party''s responsibility in the coastal state. PTI RPS NP NP
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