“Congress had raked up the contentious and emotive issue of river waters sharing between neighbouring states of Punjab & Haryana. Congress has always tried to score political points on the viscous issue and now after three decades of the germination of the problems, they are playing politics on the issue.”
Congress never lets the contentious issue of sharing of river waters to die down ad that would place them political back foot. Historically Congress always tried to gain political mileage on the issue in the larger context, as they were the ruling party in neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajastahn as well as centre.
Demand of President rule in state
It must be noted here that Congress had created the contentious issue for their own political gains. In March 1976, a decade after the Punjab Reorganisation Act was implemented; issue of water sharing between Punjab & Haryana arose. It was then that Giani Jail Singh initiated a move to construct the SYL link canal.
Work on which formally begun on April 8, 1982, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ceremonially dug the ground at Kapoori village in Patiala district for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (or SYL) canal.
Now, when Punjab government had de-notified the act and decided to return the land acquired to original landowners. A revolutionary move, which will benefit the farmer tremendously and farmers have already started taking ownership of their land and Congress has raked up yet another controversy and are demanding imposition of president’s rule in state.
Congress has always double spoken on the issue and now, when Punjab government has decided to de-notify the act and handover the land acquired to original land owners, Congress is opposing tooth & nail for their own personal gains.