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Twitter war erupts among parties over Supreme Court verdict on SYL

punjab Updated: Nov 10, 2016 20:16 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
SYL canal

Soon after the Supreme Court passed its verdict on sharing of water from the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal by states including Punjab and Haryana, Punjab leaders took to social media to condemn the decision.

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, “(I) have resigned from the Lok Sabha in protest of the SC verdict on SYL. The entire CLP (Congress legislature party) stands with me as we continue our fight for Punjab.”

Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted,

Punjab revenue and rehabilitation minister Bikram Singh Majithia tweeted, “Not a single drop of Punjab’s water would be allowed to drain out to another state, as the water flowing from its soil is ours.” He further tweeted:

Aapna Punjab Party (APP) president Sucha Singh Chhotepur tweeted:

Meanwhile, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted,

Read | Khattar hails SC decision on SYL, terms it gift to Haryana in golden jubilee year

Many leaders also commented on Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh, doubting his intentions behind his resignation from the Lok Sabha.

Read | SC verdict on SYL: Amarinder quits as MP, all 42 Punjab Cong MLAs resign too

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka tweeted:

Sangrur AAP MP Bhagwant Mann tweeted that Punjab does not have water — neither for the crops, nor for drinking. “In fact, now even the tears of Punjabis have dried out. Politicians should have mercy on us.”

AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu further tweeted, “Indira Gandhi initiated it-Amarinder followed through.Badal helped acquire the land-Devi Lal praised him for it. Is Punjab a joke to them?”

Meanwhile, while many AAP leaders tweeted on the issue, Delhi chief minister and AAP convener chose to retweet them instead of commenting himself on the issue.