(Chd,Hary)Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour.
He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.
The chief minister was informed that chief secretaries of both states would be meeting the central water secretary in New Delhi on December 6 over the issue.
Khattar also slammed the neighbouring state on stubble burning.
“Punjab is misleading the country by targeting Haryana on the issue of stubble burning and holding the state responsible for increasing pollution,” he said.
In September 2019, the Supreme Court had given four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre to find an amicable solution to the SYL canal issue.
Haryana has been seeking the completion of the canal to get its share of 3.5 million acre feet of river waters.
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(Chd, Haryana) SAD And INLD March Together in Haryana Polls
Shiromani Akali Dal announced to contest the state assembly polls in alliance with the INLD.
The SAD, which is the part of the ruling NDA at the Centre, had snapped ties with the BJP in the state after its lone MLA from Kalanwali Balkaur Singh switched to the saffron party.
The SAD had contested the 2014 assembly elections in the state in alliance with the INLD. Their alliance had come to an end in 2017 over the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal.
On Thursday, Akali candidates will file their nomination papers from Kalanwali, Ratia and Guhla Cheeka.
[Chandigarh,Punjab]Punjab Govt Moves Resolution Against Construction of SYL
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today moved a resolution in Punjab Assembly against the construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal
Opposition Congress members kepT away from the House.
Badal moved a resolution saying in the interest of the people of Punjab, the House unanimously directs the state government, Cabinet and all government officials not to hand over the state’s land for the construction of SYL canal and neither allow anybody to work on it, nor to cooperate for the purpose.
The resolution was moved amidst empty opposition benches
All 42 Congress MLAs had resigned from the state Assembly after the apex court’s decision on Thursday.
A special session of the state Assembly was convened after the Supreme Court held as “unconstitutional” the 2004 law passed by the Punjab government to terminate the SYL canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states.
Yesterday, upping the ante against the construction of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Punjab Cabinet announced that it will denotify the land acquired for the project and return it to the “original owners” at no cost
[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab’s Dy CM Sukhbir Calls AAP a Tomfoolery
Sukhbir Singh Badal Accuses AAP of “Befooling” People of Punjab
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Badal today accused AAP of “befooling” people of Punjab on SYL canal issue in order to secure votes in the wake of 2017 assembly polls.
Sukhbir said in a statement .”Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government is indulging in deceitful tactics by stating it wanted water for Delhi but leaving it to Punjab and Haryana to fight over the SYL canal,”
He said filing of affidavits in the Supreme Court was nothing but a “political ploy to befool” Punjabis and secure their votes in the 2017 assembly elections.
The Delhi government has in its revised affidavit filed in the Supreme Court said it is only concerned about continuing to get its share of river waters as per the 1976 notification.
“This notification led to the construction of the SYL canal. So effectively the Delhi government wants water to flow through this canal even though it has present water supply arrangement with Haryana”,
Asking Kejriwal to end this “double game”, Badal said “you cannot keep playing cat and mouse forever. Punjabis just want you to answer a simple question. Are you in favour of construction of the SYL canal or not? This answer will determine whether you are in favour of the Punjabi farmer or against him”,
Sukbir said Kejriwal first claimed that he was against construction of the SYL canal when on a visit to Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.
Kejriwal, however, on reaching Delhi took a U turn and said everyone should get water, meaning his native State Haryana should get water from the SYL canal,
The SAD president said if the AAP government was really sincere towards Punjabi farmers it should pass a resolution in its assembly supporting the stand taken by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on the SYL canal.
[Ambala,Haryana]Dabang Haryanavi Minister Vij Hits Out at Punjabi Badal & Dehliiete Kejriwal For SYL
Dabang Hariyanavi Minister Vij Hits Out at Punjab Govt For SYL Canal
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij today hit out at the Punjab government over its “arrogant attitude” and asked its Chief Minister to honour the Supreme Court’s directive on the issue.
The SC had on Thursday directed maintenance of status quo on land meant for SYL canal after Haryana alleged that attempts were being made to alter its use by levelling it.
“The arrogant attitude of Punjab Government is not healthy for democracy. The Punjab CM should honour the order of the Supreme Court in SYL matter,” Vij said.
On Punjab Assembly’s resolution over the issue yesterday, he said, “This move is like a head-on collision between the Judiciary and the Legislature.”
“It is the Union Government’s responsibility that Punjab strictly implements the Supreme Court direction regarding SYL Canal,” Vij said.
He also accused Punjab government of trying to “draw political gains” out of SYL issue as the state will have election next year.
Haryana Cabinet Minister also accused the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of “betraying” his native land, Haryana.
Referring to Jat reservation issue, he said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has already assured the leaders of the community about passing the Bill in the ongoing session of the Assembly.
Vij also accused Congress of not attending the Assembly session as the party lacked “moral courage” to face the members.
“Congress not only boycotted from the all-party meeting (on SYL issue) but its MLAs did not attend Assembly session even after their suspension was revoked,”