Questioning the silence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh said the Delhi chief minister was not supporting Punjab on the sharing of the state’s river water.
“With his decision to put off his proposed Punjab visit, Kejriwal has sent out a clear message that he is not supporting Punjab on the SYL canal issue,” said Amarinder, in a statement issued here on Sunday.
“Kejriwal continues to remain silent on the Supreme Court verdict on SYL, and has, expectedly, chosen to keep away from the state that is facing water crisis in the aftermath of the court’s verdict on the issue, which has huge ramifications for Punjab,” the Congress leader said.
“This has unmasked his double standards on the vital SYL issue, on which he has been doing a flip-flop for the past several weeks,” he added.
Kejriwal, who was scheduled to visit the state after Diwali and release his party’s Dalit manifesto for the Punjab assembly elections, has disappeared from the scene and left his own party workers in the lurch, the PPCC president said, adding that Kejriwal’s action shows that he is not concerned about the interests of the state.