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SYL Canal row: Won’t share a drop of water with Haryana, says Sukhbir

Holding the Congress responsible for the current situation over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said it was the that Congress that gave birth to the controversial canal, ignoring the Punjabis’ rights over its river water.

punjab Updated: Feb 25, 2017 20:40 IST
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Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal(HT Photo)

Holding the Congress responsible for the current situation over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said it was the that Congress that gave birth to the controversial canal, ignoring the Punjabis’ rights over its river water.

Sukhbir, who was in Amritsar along with his wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, said Punjab would allow a single drop of water to flow to Haryana. “Our stand is clear that we will neither allow anyone to dig SYL Canal nor give a single drop of water to the neighbouring state,” he said.

He also clarified that the Shiromani Akali Dal has no pact with the Indian National Lok Dal and termed it propaganda by opponents.

Hitting out at Captain Amarinder Singh, he said after Punjab polls, the state Congress chief is in depression and shock as he is going be defeated badly. The people of Punjab will never prefer Congress since the party was responsible for mass killing during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi,” Sukhbir said.

Meanwhile, confident of a good show in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) polls, Sukhbir said people of Delhi will give a clear verdict in favour of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal).

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