Goa BJP pins hope on Amit Shah to resolve Mahadayi water row
Panaji: The BJP in Goa on Sunday expressed confidence that party chief Amit Shah would be able to resolve the logjam between Karnataka and Goa over diversion of the Mahadayi River water.
Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of the Mahadayi (known as Mandovi in Goa), have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river, which originates in Belagavi in Karnataka.
The matter is pending before the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal.
The Goa BJP unit president, Vinay Tendulkar, said he is hopeful that a solution to the issue would be worked out soon.
"We have full faith that our party president Amit Shah will resolve the problem," Tendulkar told reporters here.
"We also have faith in the inter-state water dispute tribunal too. We are waiting for the tribunal's order on the issue," he said. Shah, during his election campaign rally in Karnataka, had earlier given an assurance on resolving the Mahadayi water dispute issue, if the BJP comes to power in the state.
Tendulkar said that while Goa has agreed for a solution, his party's stand on opposing diversion of the river water will remain unchanged.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had earlier said his state could share the river water with Karnataka for
drinking purposes and expressed his willingness for bilateral talks.