AAP, LIP ask govt to re­cover wa­ter roy­alty from Haryana, Delhi

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB & HARVANA - HTC

CHANDI­GARH: The op­po­si­tion Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its ally Lok In­saaf Party (LIP) on Tues­day asked the Cap­tain Amarinder Singh-led Congress gov­ern­ment to de­mand roy­alty on wa­ter from Haryana, Delhi and Ra­jasthan.

AAP and LIP leg­is­la­tors, led by leader of op­po­si­tion in Pun­jab as­sem­bly Sukh­pal Singh Khaira, who held a protest in front of Pun­jab civil sec­re­tar­iat, said the state gov­ern­ment should im­ple­ment the res­o­lu­tion passed by Pun­jab Vid­han Sabha last year.

Khaira said dur­ing the last gov­ern­ment’s regime, Bains broth­ers had raised the is­sue of shar­ing Pun­jab wa­ter with Ra­jasthan, Haryana and Delhi and the Vid­han Sabha then passed the res­o­lu­tion unan­i­mously to de­mand roy­alty.

LIP pres­i­dent Si­mar­jeet Bains said since 1965, Pun­jab had been shar­ing 12 mil­lion acre feet wa­ter that amounts to more than ₹16 lakh cr, but no gov­ern­ment had taken up is­sue with these states.

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