Why is Arvind Kejriwal silent on Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Verdict? Amarinder Singh

Arvind Kejriwal silent on Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL)

CHANDIGARH:  Congress President Amarinder Singh had earlier called Arvind Kejriwal an outside and a Haryanvi r who does not have Punjab’s interest in his heart. Amarinder today again questioned AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal over his silence on the top court judgment which declared the state’s 2004 law intended to deny Haryana its share of Sutlej-Yamuna water unconstitutional.

He asked the Delhi Chief Minister to clarify his stand on the issue.

“Kejriwal has not uttered a single word in support of the state,” said Amarinder Singh, asking the AAP leader what this silence on his part meant.

“Does it mean you are not supporting Punjab’s stand on the issue,” the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief said.

 He demanded that Mr Kejriwal spell out clearly whether he was with Punjab or Haryana or with Delhi in the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal (SYL) case, an official statement quoting Amarinder Singh said.
“Will you, or will you not, allow Punjab’s water to go to Haryana and Delhi.”

“You have been doing a flip flop on the issue for the past several months, clearly indicating your duplicity in the matter,” he said.

The Congress will hold a protest rally on the SYL issue at Khuian Sarwar village on the Abohar-Ganganagar highway, 15 km from Abohar, on Sunday.

Khuian Sarwar, a village in Fazilka district, is the area that will be the worst affected if the Supreme Court’s decision on the SYL is implemented.

To lodge their protest over the verdict, all 42 Congress legislators, including Leader of Opposition Charanjit Singh Channi, submitted their resignations to assembly secretary Shashi Lakhanpal Mishra here on Friday.

Holding that the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004, was not in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, the Supreme Court’s constitution bench of Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Amitava Roy on Thursday answered in the negative all the four questions referred to the top court in a Presidential reference.