Kapoori (Patiala): Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today exposed treachery, double standards and political opportunism of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Convener Arvind Kejriwal asserting the Delhi government had submitted affidavit in the Supreme Court on waters issue supporting Haryana’s case.
He showed a copy of the affidavit to the people submitted by the Kejriwal government in the apex court on this sensitive issue.
He charged Kejriwal with betraying Punjab and Punjabis on this issue that was a matter of life and death for this state with about 80 per cent of the river waters already flowing out to Haryana and Rajasthan, besides Delhi.
Majitha said the Punjabi would send him packing back to Delhi for this cheating with them. This was the reason that he had maintained silence on this issue ever since he started his tour of the state.
He was here to hand over ownership documents for the land that was acquired for the construction of the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal. The Punjab government has returned land to the original owners after its de-notification.
It may be mentioned that It was at Kapoori that then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had laid the foundation stone for the Satluj Yamuna link Canal on April 8, 1982 to supply water from Punjab rivers to Haryana against which the Akali Dal launched the morcha.
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