“Congress was responsible for creating all the trouble with regard to river waters sharing arrangement between Punjab and neighbouring states. Now since Punjab government has decided to bury the contentious issue by terminating the act, AAP has raked up new controversy by filing an affidavit in Supreme Court in favour of construction of canal.”
Fissures erupted on the socio-economic structure of Punjab due to contentious and emotive issue of construction of Satluj Yamuna Link canal. Costing heavily on the agriculture of state, this contentious issue was also termed as one of the reasons for eruption of militancy in state. Trouble began in 1982 when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ceremonially dug the ground at Kapoori village in Patiala district for the construction of the 214-km Canal.
Congress has always taken an anti-Punjab stance on the issue and now also they do not want the issue to get buried for their vested interest. Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has now joined the bandwagon by taking a stand in favour of Haryana. AAP’s stance on the issue has made it clear that AAP & Congress are hand in glove on the issue and it is reflection of their deep-rooted conspiracy against the state.
AAP backstabs Punjab
Visiting Punjab with an eye on upcoming assembly polls in state early next year, Kejriwal tooka stand in favour of Punjab and made an emotional statement that Punjab didn’t even have a drop of water to spare but as soon as he left Punjab, he retracted from his stand drifted towards his home state.
Delhi government even took the matter to Supreme Court and gave a written submission in favour of construction of canal. Delhi has still not recovered from the water crisis faced due to recent Jat agitation and it is now embroiled in the politics of water with other states.