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Political parties fighting to take credit for Punjab-Haryana water dispute

Political parties fighting to take credit for Punjab-Haryana water dispute

In Punjab, with the upcoming elections are “setting in” , the political parties have launched “a game of one-upmanship over the incomplete Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal.” which was built under an agreement of water-sharing in order to carry surplus water to neighbouring Haryana.

The cause of Punjab’s crisis-hit farmers here every party has been seen furthering the cause because they perceive any water flowing through the canal would be at their cost.

Kaptan Singh Solanki, Punjab Governor is yet to give his consent about the last week’s bill that was passed by Punjab Assembly which is supposed to return the farmers the acquired land for building the canal Congress leaders in which the Canal will be filled up with soil and make it ready for the cultivation.

Over the bill, Charanjit Singh Channi state leader of the opposition accused the government of Parkash Singh Badal of “playing politics“.Congess will help the farmers to implement their own law and it will help farmers to have control on their own land,he said.

Kaptan Singh Solanki was requested by delegation of Congress legislators in order to give him consent for the bill.

Haryana government had paid for building more than three-fourth canal’s length is ready at the cost of 700 crore was built. Badal’s government is working to return money to the government of Haryana.

Shiromani Akali Dal spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema accused the Congress of acting in haste. He said, “The matter is under consideration of the governor, since it is a sensitive issue it will take time but he understands our sentiments.”

Manohar Lal Khattar,Haryana Chief Minister was sent a cheque by Rs. 191.75 crore by the government.In Punjab, this was the amount sent by Haryana in order to acquire the land for the canal.It will go back to the farmers,which the bill was passed by to go back to the farmers it was taken from.

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In Jalandhar,Arvind Kejriwal,Aam Admi Party National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister had said yesterday that with Haryana ,Punjab doesn’t have enough water to share. In next year’s election, his “party is eyeing big gains”.


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