BATHINDA, Punjab—Holding the Chief Minister Parkash Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal responsible for anti-Punjab verdict of Supreme Court on SYL-Canal issue, leaders of United Akali Dal have sought their resignations.
In a press note shared with Sikh24, Bhai Mohkam Singh (President of UAD) and Bhai Gurdeep Singh Bathinda (General Secretary, UAD) have said that Parkash Badal had received Rs. 20 million from Haryana for completing the SYL-canal when he was Chief Minister of Punjab. They said that 90% construction of SYL-canal was also completed when the Akalis were ruling in Punjab.
They have held the Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal responsible for sending the dispute over SYL-canal to Supreme Court of India.
Terming the politics being played by the Akalis and Congress over SYL-canal issue as a mere drama, the duo UAD leaders have asked AAP’s national convener Sri Arvind Kejriwal to clarify his stance over the SYL-canal issue.
‘A seminar on River waters of Punjab will be held on November 15 in which Intellectuals will address the issue’ reads press note.
It may be recalled here that the Supreme Court of India had given its verdict in favour of Haryana on November 10 annulling the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act-2004 which was passed in 2004 by the Punjab assembly. The Apex Court had said that the Punjab state assembly doesn’t possess any right to annul a two sided agreement.
In a quick response to SC verdict, Head of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Captain Amarinder Singh had resigned from MP post from Amritsar Sahib Constituency from where he was elected in May 2014. Also, all the 42 Congress legislators of Punjab assembly had resigned in protest of the SC verdict against Punjab.
After thoroughly deliberating upon the verdict of Supreme Court, the Punjab government has called a special assembly on November 16 in which it is likely to come up with a new resolution.