Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal :
It was Cong CM Darbara Singh who, only to save his chair, signed on Punjab’s death warrant.
Then Capt Amarinder Singh handed over a silver shovel to Indira Gandhi to build SYL canal and the protesting Akali leaders were put behind bars for demanding State’s own waters.
He should have told Union Minister for Water Resources GSS Jodhpur that massive injustice had been done to Punjab by successive Congress govts especially by Indira Gandhi in looting the State’s waters and giving these unjustly to Rajasthan and Haryana.
Capt Amarinder’s arguments in yesterday’s meeting with Haryana CM were shocking. He must immediately correct the dangerous distortion he introduced in Punjab’s strong case with the poor articulation of Yamuna water argument or he will face strong resistance from people led by the Akali Dal.
Punjab CM should consider it a warning against compromising on State’s principled stand on Riparian Principle regarding river waters.
SYL issue stands closed forever after SAD-led govt returned acquired land to original owners. Punjabis & Akali Dal will never allow this canal to be built.