Chandigarh: As per media reports Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that he has in favour of an all-party meeting on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. He also asked the opposition not to politicise it.
The chief minister also said the opposition should not use the issue to derive political gains and as a “ladder to come to power”.
“We must move forward on the canal’s construction rather than politicising the issue. We should have another round of all-party meeting on it to decide the line of action,” he said in the state Assembly’s ongoing Budget Session.
“The Presidential Reference on the SYL canal was pending in the Supreme Court for 12 long years and it was the present state government that strongly pleaded the case in the court and ensured its early hearing,” Khattar said adding “Because of the efforts of his government, the apex court had given its decision in favour of Haryana”, reads a note in press statement.
“Now, the execution order is to be passed by the Supreme Court,” Khattar said, adding “Haryana will not leave even a single drop of its share of water”.
Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala yesterday in Delhi had threatened to launch a ‘jail bharo andolan’ on May 1 if the government failed to start the canal’s construction.