As Punjab decided to hold a special assembly session on November 16 on Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, the Haryana government on Monday announced to hold Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to discuss the matter.
Meanwhile, Haryana’s main opposition party INLD stepped up the heat on the BJP-led state government by giving it an ultimatum to get the construction of the canal completed by February 23 next year.
The cabinet meeting will be held under the chairmanship of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an official spokesperson said. “The SYL issue will definitely be discussed among other things during the cabinet meeting,” Amit Arya, media adviser to the CM, said.
The Haryana unit of BJP has also called a meeting of its MLAs on Tuesday evening to discuss the issue, sources said.
Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is weighing its options to bring a bill aimed at scrapping all water-sharing pacts during the special session of the state assembly on November 16.