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Badal reiterates no Punjab water for neighbouring states

Updated: Nov 11, 2016 17:49 IST      
Badal reiterates no Punjab water for neighbouring states

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 11 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's ruling on Punjab's water-sharing agreement with other states, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday reiterated that Punjab will not give a single drop of water to any neighbouring state or let any construction take place.

Badal told ANI, "The cabinet has decided that Punjab will not give even a single drop of water or let any construction to take place. We have called for Punjab Assembly session on November 16. After that our cabinet will meet the President and will request him that not to accept the advice of the court."

"We are also doing a 'Maha Punjab Rally' and would take it to people's court and will tell the verdict of people to the nation December 8. People of Punjab have given a clear verdict that they will not share the waters of Punjab," he added.

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has tendered resignation from Parliament while 42 Congress MLAs resigned from the state assembly following the Supreme Court ruling on the water-sharing agreement with other states.

Amarinder Singh told media that hopefully they would come up with a two-thirds majority and use the constitutional powers to nullify this decision of the Supreme Court.

"Once our resignation is given the matter is over. And now, it is up to the Speaker, whether he will accept it tomorrow or the day after. We have no connection with Vidhan Sabha anymore," Singh said.

"We are not in the house now. We are going to people of Punjab now. Tomorrow, in every constituency of Punjab, we will burn effigies in all 117 constituencies. We will start a state wide-agitation from Abohar on November 13. Sunil Jakhar will take take out mass protests, where everyone of us will participate," he added.

In a blow to Punjab, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Punjab was bound to share the Ravi-Beas waters with Haryana and other states and comply with its two judgments for completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

The case involves sharing of Ravi-Beas river waters largely between Punjab and Haryana, besides Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. (ANI)

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