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Cauvery water dispute: Jayalalithaa to meet Shettar on Thursday

Bangalore, Nov. 27 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar will meet here on Thursday in an endeavor to find a solution to the Cauvery water sharing row.

The scheduled meeting between the two chief ministers comes after the Supreme Court yesterday asked both of them to meet and arrive at an amicable solution to the ‘sensitive’ water dispute.

An apex court bench of Justices D.K. Jain and Madan B Lokur earlier on Monday said said ‘why the two Chief Ministers can’t sit together? Give it a try, it is not impossible. We want you to meet in a congenial manner and discuss the issue in the larger interest of farmers from both states’.

The Supreme Court further said that it is not possible for the Cauvery River Authority headed by the Prime Minister to meet, so the state governments should meet to find a solution.

The court apex, which urged both the chief ministers to have a meeting, posted the matter for directions on Friday. (ANI)