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'Inevitable for Karnataka to get share of Mhadei water'

 Panaji, Jan 3: Taking on critics of his controversial letter to Karnataka BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa over the Mhadei river interstate dispute, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said it is inevitable for Karnataka to get its share of the river water. He added that those who think otherwise were living in a fool’s paradise.

While addressing a press conference at the State Secretariat in Panaji, Parrikar also said that Goa’s main contention at the ongoing Mhadei Water disputes Tribunal was that Karnataka could not divert water from the already-deficit Mhadei basin to the Malaprabha river basin, which was against law. “If someone thinks that water cannot be taken by Karnataka, he is living in a fool’s paradise. He doesn’t understand law. (If) a river flows through Karnataka, how can you deny water to them? (IANS)