Karnataka HC Asks Govt To Explain If Cauvery Calling Project Was Approved By State
The Karnataka High Court directed the State government to file a proper supplementary statement in two weeks explaining whether it had approved the ‘Cauvery Calling’ project proposed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation. Additional Advocate General Subramanya R, orally told the court that “What we (State government) have approved is only the proposal of the forest department for raising additional saplings.” On June 11, the bench had asked the government to explain how ‘Isha Outreach’ was being allowed to claim the ‘Cauvery Calling’ as its project, despite accepting the proposal of ‘Isha Foundation’ to implement the same. The court also allowed the petitioner to withdraw the rejoinder filed by him dated July 17, in which he made allegations against Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. The court asked him to file his personal affidavit in two weeks’ time in that regard. The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on August 13.