Kejriwal up in water war against Haryana

“After keeping silence for a long time, AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took a firm pro-Punjab stand, which has not gone well with Haryana. Eyeing upcoming assembly polls in Haryana, Kejriwal made the dubious remark, which seemed to have brought Haryana politicians together.”

Dilapidated Satluj Yamuna Link Canal at Ropar. -Express photograph by Swadesh Talwar *** Local Caption *** Dilapidated Satluj Yamuna Link Canal at Ropar. -Express photograph by Swadesh Talwar

Arvind Kejriwal’s blatant siding with Punjab in a contentious & emotive issue over water with Haryana is not without self-interest. His Aam Aadmi Party, which did surprising well in Punjab in the general election in 2014, is hoping for a bigger footprint in next year’s state elections in Punjab.

Resolution against Kejriwal by Haryana

Poking his nose into vicious bilateral battle of river sharing, Kejriwal made a remark that Punjab doesn’t even have a drop of water to share with him. Hrayana leaders from all political parties rose up in arms against Kejriwal for making this statement.

The Haryana assembly unanimously passed a condemnation resolution against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his reported remarks. Haryana agriculture and Irrigation Minister OP Dhankar termed Kejriwal’s statement as unfortunate and against the established constitutional set-up and the in state’s interests. Later, the resolution against Kejriwal was tabled in the house, which was passed by the House by a voice vote.

Twitter war on the issue

Haryana cabinet minister Anil Vij

Confronting Kejriwal on the issue, various politicians from Haryana resorted to twitter to slam Kejriwal for his insensitive, political motivated remark. Haryana cabinet minister, Anil Vij twitted this to express his resentment against Kejriwal:

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“Kejriwal says Punjab have no water to spare for #SYL Haryana. If we say we also have no water to spare for Delhi what will Kejriwal do?”


It must be noted here that Delhi gets its Water supply from Haryana and during recent Jat agitation in Haryana, water supply to Delhi was snapped as Moonak canal was cut off.


Kejriwal faces criticism for his statement on SYL

Haryana minister Anil Vij confronts Kejriwal on his statement


The Chief Minister of Delhi has caught in the controversies for his statement on the SYL issue in Punjab. On Tuesday, during his visit at founder of BSP Kanshi Ram’s village, Kejriwal had made a statement on SYL issue and told that Punjab has no spare water for Haryana. Moreover, he had marked his protest against the SYL canal.

On water issue, the muffler man has tried to play a stunt to gain the political mileage as the issue is concerned with all Punjabis’. The motive of the Chief Minister was to win the support of people of Punjab.

However, the statement of Kejriwal draws flak from the cabinet minister of Haryana Anil Vij.

Vij confronts Kejriwal for his statement on SYL

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The statement of Kejriwal for SYL has raised the objections from the neighbouring state. Anil Vij, the cabinet minister of Haryana has objected the muffler man for making his statement that Punjab has no spare water for Haryana.

Vij has commented on twitter and he mentioned, Kejriwal says Punjab have no water to spare for #SYL Haryana. If we say we also have no water to spare for Delhi what will Kejriwal do?”

The other politicians in Haryana have also up in arms against the Chief Minister of Delhi who has made such a stupid statement on the water crisis. He himself was begging for water from Haryana for Delhi when the Jat agitation was going on as the Munak canal was closed due to the protests in Haryana.

Kejriwal’s minister gives different statement on water


Kapil Mishra had something different to say about the water. Mishra in a television interview told that no one has proper right on the water and moreover, water is not a personal property of a state. Mishra talked differently on the water issue but for his boss it’s a state’s property. Both the CM and his minister differ on a single issue and making immature statements.