SYL Issue: Capt Amarinder  Singh likely to meet PM Modi, seek Centre’s intervention

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Delhi: As per media reports Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. He is also likely to seek the Centre’s intervention in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue during a meeting.

Source said Amarinder is in the national capital and will apprise the Prime Minister on Thursday on Punjab’s stand over the issue.

On March 2, in a stern message to Punjab, the apex court had said its verdict allowing construction of the SYL canal in Haryana and Punjab has to be implemented.

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi had on April 10 told the Supreme Court that a meeting has been called on April 20 by the Centre and it has invited Punjab and Haryana to resolve the decades-old contentious SYL canal issue.

The controversial 1981 water-sharing agreement came into being after Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966.

 

 

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