"I talked to Mr Karunanidhi yesterday to convey Ugadi greetings and mentioned &13;about holding discussion on the issue in the aftermath of Cauvery Water Dispute &13;Tribunal award. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has positively responded and we &13;may meet soon." Mr Kumaraswamy said that he may be meet Mr Karunanidhi within &13;10 days.
Stating that, in the federal system, only through dialogue such issues can be &13;solved, Mr Kumaraswamy said that it is yet to be decided whether to go for &13;talks alone or at larger level. In this regard senior leaders and experts &13;would be consulted.
"The struggle within the legal frame work would continue", he said, adding &13;that he would also appeal to AIADMK Supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief &13;Minister J Jayalalithaa to give up her contesting stand on the Cauvery issue.
He said he was against politicising the water issue and whipping of sentiments &13;of the people of the both the states.
He said that MPs of the state had already met the Prime Minister and convinced &13;him about the injustice done to the state and waiting for the response from the &13;Centre.
The resolution passed on the issue by the House would be sent to the Centre &13;through the Governor, he added.
Regarding the state Budget for 2007-08, he said it was not a BJP-JD (S) budget &13;but of the coalition government and there is no difference of opinion on &13;bringing ban on arrack sale and lottery.
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