Led by party state president Subhash Barala, a delegation of the ruling BJP MLAs on Wednesday called on the governor of Punjab V P Singh Badnore urging upon him not to approve of any unconstitutional step of the Punjab government on SYL issue against the interests of Haryana.
The delegation which comprised about 15 MLAs apprised Badnore that they apprehended Punjab government would take unconstitutional steps on the SYL canal issue in the specially convened vidhan sabha session on Wednesday despite the verdict of the Supreme Court in favour of Haryana.
While briefing the media, the BJP chief said that they apprised Badnore that Haryana had been fighting for its rightful share of Ravi Beas rivers through SYL canal since the past several decades as in absence of it, Haryana’s over 3 lakh hectare had remained parched. Hence, the need to complete SYL canal which was being refused by Punjab despite the Supreme Court order, he added.
Recounting that the apex court had in January 2002 and June 2004, ordered the remaining portion of the SYL canal to be completed, he said that the Punjab assembly enacted the Punjab termination of agreements act, annulling all inter-state agreements on sharing Ravi and Beas waters in 2004.
On the question of all-party meet scheduled for Thursday, Barala said that the BJP government had invited all the parties and he was hopeful that all of them would stand united in the interests of the state.On being asked if the state leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were invited, he replied in negative stating that AAP did not have any existence in Haryana.
Barala said the state BJP would monitor the proceedings of the special Punjab vidhan sabha session on Wednesday and would finalise its action plan on SYL issue after the all party meeting convened by it on the issue on Thursday.