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Kejriwal breaks silence on SYL canal issue, says Punjab has no water to share

Ludhiana Breaking his silence on the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has said Punjab’s water will not go out of the state

assembly elections Updated: Dec 12, 2016 09:19 IST
Responding to the media queries at Jagraon on Sunday, Kejriwal said Punjab doesn’t have enough water to meet demands of its own farmers and has no water to spare.
Responding to the media queries at Jagraon on Sunday, Kejriwal said Punjab doesn’t have enough water to meet demands of its own farmers and has no water to spare.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal / HT)

Breaking his silence on the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has said Punjab’s water will not go out of the state.

Responding to the media queries at Jagraon on Sunday, Kejriwal said Punjab doesn’t have enough water to meet demands of its own farmers and has no water to spare. “Aam Aadmi Party will protect the water of Punjab,” he said.

He said the Congress and BJP leaders were giving different statements in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. “AAP leaders have a uniform stand on SYL and no water will go out of Punjab,” he said.

Later, during the ‘Beiman Bhajao Rally’ organised by Bains brothers at Dana Mandi here, AAP leader HS Phoolka reiterated the words of Kejriwal ont he issue.

“The Congress and SAD-BJP leaders are giving contrasting statements in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, but Kejriwal has frankly stated that Punjab has already less water and only Punjab has the right on its water,” Phoolka said.

Slamming chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and other SAD leaders, Phoolka said, “It was Shiromani Akali Dal that had acquired land for the SYL canal in 1978 and it is now befooling the people. Chief minister Badal should apologise for acquiring the land for SYL.”

Kejriwal said the alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaaf Party will make Punjab free of drugs and corruption.

After revealing the ‘Swiss bank account numbers’ of family members of Captain Amarinder Singh, Kejriwal said Captain was still silent on the issue.