Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Friday demanded setting up of another tribunal to assess the amount of water the state presently has access to and announced that it will hold a rally on Sunday to protest the government’s “failure in protecting people’s interest” on SYL issue.
At the Congress Legislative Party meeting, called to discuss the fallout of the Supreme Court ruling on the issue, it was decided the party will hold a rally on Sunday at Abohar the tail-end of SYL canal to highlight SAD’s mishandling of the case in the court, a party spokesperson said. The task of organising the rally has been entrusted to state Congress vice president Sunil Jakhar.
Asserting that SYL verdict will seriously affect the lives of lakhs of people of Punjab, CLP demanded setting up of another tribunal to assess the amount of water which the state currently has access to and reiterated that under the riparian principles, Haryana had no right to Sutlej river water.
It was also decided that Congress leaders and workers will burn effigies of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in all 117 Assembly segments of the state on Saturday, he said. Accusing Parkash Singh Badal of “selling off the interest of Punjab”, CLP alleged that SAD government has “completely failed” to save Punjab’s water and had deprived the people of the state of their rightful dues. “While ignoring the interest of the people, Badal seems to have forgotten that his own constituency and village will also go dry as a result of the water crisis triggered by SYL verdict.”
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