Rajnath Singh assures central assistance to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured full central assistance to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to deal with the situation arising out of the dispute over Cauvery river water sharing.

Home ministry officials said Rajanth Singh held a telephonic conversation with Tamil Nadu’sJ. Jayalalithaa and Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah.

“Home minister has assured of full central assistance to the CMs of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to deal with the situation,” an official said.

Widespread violence broke out in southern Karnataka on Monday over the apex court order to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu, with protesters torching over 20 buses in a bus depot in Bengaluru.

In Tamil Nadu, a group of unidentified assailants attacked the New Woodlands Hotel, owned by a Kannadiga, in Mylapore.