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Punjab doesn’t have drop of water to spare: Badal

“Punjab’s stand on the subject has been consistent, clear and categorical and there can be no compromise on the rights as a riparian state,” Badal said

punjab Updated: Mar 02, 2016 20:33 IST
HT Correspondent
Badal’s statement came in the wake of the resumption of the Supreme Court hearing on the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act 2004.
Badal’s statement came in the wake of the resumption of the Supreme Court hearing on the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act 2004.(HT File photo)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said the state does not have a single drop of water to spare from its rivers and his party— the Shiromani Akali Dal --- would fully ensure that there was no compromise on the “inalienable rights of the state over its waters under the riparian principle”.

Badal’s statement came in the wake of the resumption of the Supreme Court hearing on the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act 2004 as Haryana sought the legislation’s annulment in the apex court so that the Sutlej-Yamuna link (SYL) canal project be restarted.

“Punjab’s stand on the subject has been consistent, clear and categorical and there can be no compromise on the rights as a riparian state,” Badal said.