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Badals must resign on moral grounds: Congress

punjab Updated: Nov 13, 2016 15:52 IST
HT Correspondent
Parkash Singh Badal

Congress workers burning effigies of PM Narendra Modi and Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal in Bathinda on Saturday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT )

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.