Congress workers staged a protest here on Saturday and burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to protest the government’s failure to get a verdict in favour of Punjab in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal case.
They also took out a march in the markets. District Congress committee (urban) president Mohan Lal Jhumba said, “The state government has failed in protecting the rights of Punjab and it did not contest the case in the Supreme Court seriously.”
He alleged because of its nonchalant response, the state has to “suffer”. “Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal should resign on moral grounds,” he said.
The Supreme Court on Thursday declared the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004, as null and void. The act was legislated by the then Congress government and aimed to nullify all watersharing arrangements with its neighbouring states.