The Centre's response came in the wake of a visit by an all party delegation led by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to Modi on August 24 demanding an out of tribunal settlement to the Mahadayi river water dispute issue, saying that Modi did not give any specific promise regarding the same.
    
Briefing news persons here, Union Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Ananth Kumar said that the Prime Minister wanted a permanent resolution and was ready to 'intervene' in the dispute.
    
"When the all party delegation met the Prime Minister, he was very positive. He assured the delegation that he is not only interested in intervention; he went one step further and said he wants a permanent solution," said Kumar, a BJP MP from Karnataka.
    
"He (Prime Minister) also suggested that if there should be an out of tribunal settlement of the Mahadayi river water dispute, he has no objection to calling a meeting of the chief ministers of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka for the same," said Kumar, who was present in the all party delegation.
    
Kumar alleged that Karnataka government has not filed an interim application for an interim solution even as the neighboring Goa government had approached the court over the issue.

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