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New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): Karnataka Ministers are slated to meet in the national capital to discuss the Cauvery River water-sharing dispute on Wednesday morning.

Apart from the Cauvery dispute, state projects pending before the central government and drought relief issues will also be discussed.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar will be attending the crucial meeting. Shivakumar will leave for New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

Karnataka Government's Delhi Special Representative TB Jayachandra has already reached New Delhi and is holding preliminary discussions at Karnataka Bhavan for the important meeting to be held tomorrow.

The meeting will be attended by Union ministers representing Karnataka, Lok Sabha members and Rajya Sabha members of the state.

Earlier last week Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the state is not in a position to release water to its adjacent state, Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court order.

"We have faced a severe deficit of rain in August compared to the previous 100 years. We don't have water, that's why we are not in a position to release water as per the SC order," Siddaramaiah said speaking to reporters after an All-Party Meeting on the Cauvery water dispute.

Following the All-Party meeting, Siddaramaiah added that it has been decided in the All-Party Meeting to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and meet all Karnataka MPs and Ministers in Delhi.

"We have also decided to write a letter to the Prime Minister of India and also the Water Resources Minister that we are coming in a delegation, please give us a date. We are thinking of going to Delhi to meet all the MPs there and ministers who are from Karnataka...," he said. (ANI)

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