Amritsar: Lambasting the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, for his outbursts against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab’s revenue minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia, on Sunday suggested him to first go into details about the facts and figures, pertaining to the construction of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and only then make any remarks against Parkash Singh Badal and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
He asserted that it was not the Congress, but the SAD that had opposed the construction of SYL canal, with a view to preserve and protect the interests of Punjab. Majithia, while talking to Daily Post after conducting a tour of the villages Ghanshampura, Taharpur and Boparai, which form a part of his home turf. He stated that Capt was trying to befool the people of Punjab by saying that Congress had first opposed the construction of SYL, as it was not in favour of sharing the river waters of the state with its neighbouring states. He asserted that Congress had always been against the interests of Punjab and that was writ large from the fact that even after 32 years of anti-sikh riots of Delhi, it could not bring justice to the bereaved families of the Punjabi sikhs, however, it always made tall claims of serving and preserving the interests of the state and its residents.
Majithia asserted that in fact, the overall development that had taken place during the past nine and half years of rule of the SAD-BJP govt in Punjab, was not being digested well by Capt and he was now sure of losing the ensuing battle of ballot in the state and that was why he was trying to mislead the people of Punjab. Punjab’s revenue minister stated that there was a common adage that ‘truth needs no evidence’ and it has been substantiated by the SAD and the Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, as he had returned the lands, acquired earlier for SYL construction, to their original proprietors without any condition.
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