In continuance of the ongoing blame-game over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal case, Punjab revenue and public relation minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday asked Punjab Pradesh Congress committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh to check historical facts on the issue before blaming chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal.
Majithia was touring his constituency to lay foundation stones of various developmental projects. Interacting with the media, he said, “The clarification being given by the former Punjab CM on his participation in the ‘ground-breaking ceremony’ of the SYL canal in 1982 is futile, because we all know the reality which is now a part of history.”
Majithia claimed that captain is ‘nervous’ because of the ‘popular response’ that SAD-BJP government has received for its ‘historical decisions’ taken in the interest of Punjab to ensure its development.
“In his nervousness, Amarinder is making such statements against the chief minister”, he added.
“All those who deceived the state and played role of a traitor have been exposed and lost their popularity too. SAD has fulfilled its responsibility by returning the land acquired for the SYL canal to the farmers,” said Majithia.
The revenue minister also said that by claiming royalty on river-water which is supplied to neighbouring states, SAD has taken a ‘historic decision’ which has forced Congress and Aam Aadmi Party to think over their political future in the state.
Replying to a query, the minister said, “Kejriwal’s silence over the SYL issue is enough to expose his approach on Punjab. People like him have no concern for the state.”