BJP, INLD playing 'game of deception': Congress on SYL protests

| Updated: Jul 11, 2017 01:41 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 10 (ANI): After Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) began its protest over the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal by blocking roads, the Congress on Monday slammed the party, asserting that it, along with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is playing a game of deception with the people of the state. Speaking to ANI, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "The entire so called call to block the National Highways is planned by both - the ruling BJP and their b-team Indian National Lok Dal. Lok Dal is going to vote alongside BJP in the Presidential election on July 17, then how are they boycotting the same BJP today? Also, Lok Dal has always opposed Haryana's interests. They are the traitors of Haryana's interests and they have always opposed SYL issue. It's time people saw through the game of deception that the BJP and the INLD are playing with them." Earlier in the day, Haryana's main Opposition party INLD began its protest over the issue of the SYL canal by blocking roads, including in Ambala and Sirsa districts, disrupting movement of vehicles entering Haryana from Punjab. INLD activists squatted on roads, placed tyres and even parked their own vehicles and tractors to stop vehicular movement causing inconvenience to thousands of commuters. Party activists forced closure of the Shambhu toll plaza near the Ambala-Shambhu border disrupting movement of traffic, following which Rapid Action Force personnel have been deployed at the site. (ANI)

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