Opposition leader in the state legislative assembly, Amarsinh Chaudhary taking a cue at the Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singhs statement said that Gujarat should settle Narmada issue out of court.
He said, It is high-time that the state should talk to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for multilateral talks. Mr Vajpayee had promised to solve the Narmada issue out of court on the lines of the Cauvery issue.
Mr Chaudhary said as per the statement made by Mr Singh, Gujarat should initiate a dialogue with the Madhya Pradesh government. He said since Mr Singh has agreed to raise the Narmada dam height to 436 feet.
Mr Chaudhary added that Gujarat would get a sufficient amount of water if height is raised to 436 feet. He said if the allocated nine million-acre feet of water is not achieved, the Madhya Pradesh government should supply water from the Indira Gandhi Sagar
reservoir as per the verdict of the tribunal.
He said if the state government agrees to hold talks with the Madhya Pradesh government the state Congress would assist in all possible ways to reach an agreement on the Narmada issue.