A senior Punjab police official said today that aerial surveillance will also be conducted tomorrow to keep an eye on the situation.
“All possible measures have been taken. Forces are ready to tackle any situation,” said Punjab’s DGP Suresh Arora.
Arora had reviewed yesterday the security arrangements at Shambhu barrier in the wake of INLD’s threat to undertake digging of the SYL canal.
Haryana’s Additional Director General of Police R C Mishra too has reviewed the security arrangements in the wake of the INLD’s call.
INLD’s senior leader Abhay Chautala has said his party will go ahead with the call.
“We will fight for Haryana’s right as the Supreme Court has given its verdict on the water issue in Haryana’s favour,” Abhay Chautala had said in Ambala.
Abhay Chautala and other party leaders have been mobilising support for tomorrow’s event.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asserted that Punjab “does not have a single drop of water to spare” for any other state as its farmers are facing acute water shortage due to the fast-receding water level in the state.
In the wake of INLD’s call to dig the canal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, meanwhile today said the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal should not be politicised.
“Although the Supreme Court has given its decision in favour of Haryana, regular hearing is being conducted in the case,” said Khattar in reply to reporters’ query over the INLD’s call.
Khattar said that an all-party delegation led by him had called on the President on this issue and he had given a patient hearing. PTI
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