New Delhi [India], Oct. 3 : Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today moved the Supreme Court challenging its September 30 order asking the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) and said that the apex court has no power in this regard.
The Attorney General has in his plea stated that only the Parliament has the power to constitute the CWMB and not the apex court.
The Supreme Court had earlier on September 30 directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water from October 1 till October 6 after the state government differed its order to provide water to Tamil Nadu and the meeting convened by Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on September 29 to sort out differences between both states failed to reach any conclusion.
The apex court had on September 30 directed Kar.nataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from October 1 till October 6 and asked the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) to visit both states and file a report on the "ground realities" by October 6.
Over the past month, both states are fighting a legal battle in various courts over the sharing and distribution of Cauvery waters.