Pun­jab cab­i­net nod to re­turn of SYL money to Haryana

Asian Journal - - India -

Chandi­garh: In a move likely to fur­ther pre­cip­i­tate re­la­tions be­tween Pun­jab and Haryana over the wa­ter-shar­ing is­sue, the Pun­jab cab­i­net on Tues­day ap­proved the re­turn of money re­ceived from the neigh­bour­ing state for the SYL canal’s con­struc­tion. “Since wa­ter is the life­line of Pun­jab, the ques­tion of shar­ing it with any­one does not arise at all. Any de­ci­sion against in­jus­tice to river wa­ters of Pun­jab would never be ac­cepted at any cost,” the cab­i­net said. The cab­i­net also re­it­er­ated the Shi­ro­mani Akali DalBJP al­liance govern­ment’s “firm com­mit­ment not to al­low even a sin­gle drop of its right­ful river wa­ters to Haryana”, a spokesper­son of the Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter’s Of­fice said. He said the Pun­jab cab­i­net de­cided to re­turn the money im­me­di­ately. Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Parkash Singh Badal chaired the cab­i­net meet­ing.

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