Joining issue with former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and dismissing his thinking as negative, the Haryana health minister Anil Vij on Friday said that Haryana would get its due share of water in the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal under the award.
Vij said, “We are always ready to solve inter-state and other issues while maintaining peace in the state.”
Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, Vij said that the thinking of the Congress Party and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had always been negative on inter-state issues. “Our thinking is positive and approach constructive and we will ensure that the people of Haryana get their due. Haryana has legitimate right over the SYL Canal water and the Congress Party cannot deprive the state of its rightful share in river waters,” he asserted.
Asked to comment on the transfer of IAS officer Ashok Khemka, Vij said it was an administrative matter. “We would welcome Khemka if is sent to the health department,” he said.
On drug addiction, he said the state government was quite concerned about the menace. “A special scheme is being evolved to make the state drug-free and save the youth from the addiction,” he said. He directed SPs and officers concerned to take stern action against those found indulging in drug trade.
“Providing good governance to people is top priority of the state government and a number of initiatives have been taken in this regard,” he added.