Union minister for food processing and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal slammed the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for spreading misinformation campaign among people over the Satluj-Yamuna Canal link.
Harsimrat said this during one of the sangat darshan programmes held at Raike Khurd, Bhambiha and Raike Kalan villages of the district on Wednesday.
She was accompanied by a battery of senior district administration officials. She said the people of Punjab should give a befitting reply to these political parties that are against Punjab.
“The people of Punjab should differentiate between bad and good so that pace of development in the state could be accelerated,” Harsimrat said.
The union minister said nobody had rights over the waters of Punjab and not even a single drop of water would be spared for other states.
“As per the riparian principle only Punjab has the right over water. The Congress had hatched a conspiracy to snatch the water of Punjab but the SAD-BJP government is ready to make even the biggest of sacrifices to safeguard our waters,” Harsimrat said.
On being asked about the arrival of wheat produce in market and payments, she said that payments have got delayed as the previous Congress government had stopped pending amount of the Punjab.
“The farmers will start getting the payments very soon”, he said.
Answering a media query on the Kohinoor diamond lying in custody of Britain, Harsimrat said the diamond is a great piece of heritage from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s time and it should remain with Punjab.
“Besides Kohinoor, other heritage items of that time should be returned too,” the Bathinda MP claimed.