Cong scuttled Rajiv-Longowal accord, alleges Sukhbir
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today accused the Congress of scuttling the Rajiv-Longowal accord to deny the state of its legitimate territorial and water rights.india Updated: Aug 24, 2010 18:42 IST
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday accused the Congress of scuttling the Rajiv-Longowal accord to deny the state of its legitimate territorial and water rights.
He, however, said the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was determined to continue its fight till these demands were met.
On the relevance of the Rajiv-Longowal accord, signed two-and-a-half decade ago, Sukhbir said not a single demand of Punjab had been met since then.
He alleged the Congress party deliberately ditched the people by stopping the transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab on January 26, 1986.
Sukhbir said his party would raise the issue at very available forum, including Parliament, to pressurise the Union government to fulfill just aspirations of people of the state.
To a question, he said reforms relating to various departments would come into force by March 31, 2011 bringing a drastic change in the working of government.
Earlier, the Junior Badal threw open to traffic two Railway Over Bridges at Maksudan and near Khalsa College here meeting long-pending demands of the people.
This would solve the problem of traffic bottlenecks in the sports city, he said.
First Published: Aug 24, 2010 18:41 IST