Amritsar: Blasting Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for misleading the people, Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi reminded him that it was the Akali Dal that had made the commitment under the Punjab Accord in 1985 to complete construction of Satluj Yamuna Link Canal.
Reaching the holy city on Friday for his Jawani Sambhal Yatra Channi said that Badal must explain as to why two notifications No 113/5/SYL and No 121/5/SYL dated February 20, 1978 were issued for acquisition of land for this canal when he himself was the chief minister. Moreover, Section 17 of the Land Acquisition Act was added to waive off Section 5(a) on grounds of urgency.
The people of Punjab want to know as what was the urgency. Badal should also tell the people of the statements made by his family friend and then Haryana Chief Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal in the Assembly about him having agreed to lay the foundation of SYL Canal. It is all matter of record from which Badal can’t backtrack”, he added.
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