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Everyone should respect SC decision: JD-U on SYL verdict

Updated: Nov 11, 2016 07:31 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Nov. 11 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) said Friday that if the Supreme Court issues an order, it should be respected by all.

Commenting on the en masse resignations of Punjab Congress MLAs, JD-U spokesperson Ajay Alok told ANI here, "Everyone should respect the SC decision. The Sutlej Yamuna Canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana is very old and, since people in both states are affected by it, so, the representatives of both states will be."

"But it is important to follow the order given by the Supreme Court because, if all parties keep giving their arguments, then there will be no resolution," he added.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held the 2004 law passed by Punjab to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement between neighbouring states as unconstitutional.

Following which, Congress Punjab state president Captain Amarinder Singh decided to quit as a member of the 16th Lok Sabha from the Amritsar constituency in Punjab with immediate effect "as a mark of protest against the deprivation of the people of Punjab of the much-needed Sutlej river water."(ANI)

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