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Tumkur Polls: water becomes centre subject

  • 15 April, 2019 - In stark contrast to the countrywide poll narrative on national security and patriotism, the electoral fight in Tumakuru Lok Sabha constituency is centred on River water, Land acquisition and caste fight within Vokkaligas.

    The sharing of river water - on a dispute between two states, has now le farmers of two districts - Tumakuru and Hassan at loggerheads. Even though the genesis of the conflict dates back to 1980s, the issue has been making a sound whenever the polls are around the corner. However, the politics over sharing of water from River Hemavathi - a tributary of Cauvery, has reached a crescendo with former PM HD Deve Gowda.

    Source - Deccan Herald