"They have been creating this fuss from the beginning, we are giving 192 tmc ft as per the (Cauvery water disputes) tribunal order," Siddaramaiah cited.

He added "we are building the Mekedatu dam within our state, they will not have any problem from it, they are doing it for the sake of politics, we know how to face this both legally and through other means," he added.

Farmers' bodies have called for a bandh in Tamil Nadu on Saturday over the issue to which several state political parties have expressed their support.

Tamil Nadu Assembly had on Friday adopted a unanimous resolution urging Centre to rein in Karnataka from going ahead with its plan to build the dam across the inter-state river.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam recently had even written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to advise Karnataka not to build new dams across the Cauvery at
Mekedatu, saying it would affect his state.

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