SYL Row: Punjab BJP extends support to Congress govt


Chandigarh: After the Supreme Court orders the Punjab unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  extended “full support” to the Punjab government on the issue of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row .

As per reports a delegation of the state BJP unit, led by its chief and Union minister Vijay Sampla, vice-president Harjit Grewal and secretary Vineet Joshi met chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh on Thursday morning to discuss a wide range of issues.

Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla with CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh

The CM thanked the BJP leaders for their support, saying it was important for political parties of all hues to come together in order to bring the state’s growth and development back on track.

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The BJP leaders raised issues such as setting up of a cancer hospital in Hoshiarpur, for which land had already been allocated and the central government had released the necessary funds. Acknowledging the importance of the project, the CM directed the health department to expedite work.

The BJP delegation also suggested introduction of telemedicine services in the Talwara (Hoshiarpur) government hospital to overcome the shortfall of doctors in the region.

It’s notable that the Supreme Court on Wednesday reiterated that its order for construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal should be implemented.



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