SYL row: Punjab Congress to meet President on Thursday

CHANDIGARH : A delegation of Punjab Congress led by its chief Captain Amarinder Singh will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Thursday to seek his intervention to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.
The party leadership, which has demanded that the President ignore the Supreme Court ruling on his reference on the SYL canal case in Punjab’s interest, will submit a detailed memorandum at the meeting scheduled at 6.30 PM, a party spokesman said.
The apex court ignored several key aspects of the SYL issue because of “inadequate” information shared by the Badal government, he said.
The party will appeal to the President to intervene in the matter. The delegation will draw his attention toward the “serious consequences” of the implementation of the apex court’s order, the spokesman said.
The state is already reeling under acute water shortage, The water table is declining continuously. The state will be plunged into an unprecedented chaos and crisis if the President accepts the court’s verdict and allows its implementation, he said.
The people of the state, especially the farmers in the Malwa belt, will be the worst affected by it. “The party leadership will request the President to ensure that there is no injustice meted out to the people of Punjab,” he said. (AGENCIES)


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