CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Terming the Punjab government’s announcement to de-notify SYL-Canal land as “unconstitutional and mischievous act”, the BJP led Haryana government passed a resolution requesting Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki’s intervention. The resolution was passed unanimously in a meeting called by Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar with support of all Political parties Haryana except Congress.
In the resolution, Haryana government has claimed that it was neither asking for charity nor demanding Punjab’s share. It further reads that SYL-Canal was just a passage of allotted waters of Ravi-Beas Rivers to Haryana.
Commenting on the boycott of the meeting by state’s Congress leadership, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the Congress was not in favour of Haryana. He alleged that Congress was playing politics over the issue. On the other hand, Congress leader Ashok Tanwar and the Congress Legislature Party leader Kiran Choudhary clarified that they didn’t participate in the meeting due to the double standards being followed by BJP over the issue.
“BJP has an alliance with Akali Dal in Punjab and in Centre, so how could they be honest towards Haryana,” said Kiran Chaudhary.