Jalandhar: Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections, the SAD leadership on Monday took the SYL canal issue to the village level by gathering the support of 889 panchayats from the region and handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner against it. The SAD leadership accompanied by zila parishad members, block samitis, nagar councils and panchayats members ensured that the SYL issue was taken up vigorously at the grassroots level.
It was for the first time ever that the panchayats passed a resolution against the SYL canal, along with SAD’s Jalandhar MLAs and Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS), stating that Punjab had not got even a single drop of water to share with Haryana and Rajasthan. Deputy Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav especially came to the office despite it being a government holiday on account of Kabir Jayanti to receive the memorandum from the SAD delegation. The memorandum was addressed in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee against the SYL canal.
Nawanshahr: The SAD workers of the district led by Markfed chairman and Nawanshahr halqa in-charge Jarnail Singh Wahid and District Planning Committee Chairman and Banga halqa in-charge Dr Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi on Monday submitted a memorandum addressed to President of India and Prime Minister, wherein they sought justice for Punjab in regards to distribution of state’s river waters. The memorandum submitted to SDM, Nawanshahr, Jiwanjag Jot Kaur, was signed by various village panchayats of district. SAD leaders called upon Punjabis to stand united on the issue and maintained that Haryana has no right to river water of Punjab under the Riparian rules and regulations.
Punjab has no spare drop of water: Cheema
Rupnagar: Since Independence the Congress has ignored the interests of Punjab and gave stepmotherly treatment to Punjabis. Punjab produces foodgrains for the whole country, so it the duty of the Punjabis to protect the waters of Punjab. Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said this at Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib here while addressing a gathering of various panchyat members from the district. Members of various panchayats in the district assembled here before submitting a memorandum addressed to the President and Prime Minister through the local administration. Cheema lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for returning the lands to farmers, which had been acquired for the construction of the SYL. He criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for having a dual stand on the issue of SYL. He said when Kejriwal visits Punjab he spoke for the state but on crossing the border of the state he spoke in favour of the neighbouring states.
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