Category: Congress legislators on SYL

Congress exposed on double-speak over SYL

SYL has been a contentious and emotive issue, which always remained bone of contention between Punjab and Haryana. Punjab would never spare their share of river water with Haryana for obvious reasons.
Capt. Amarinder Singh has been responsible for creating all the mess pertaining to sharing of river waters between Punjab and Haryana. Unfortunately, till date Punjabis are bearing the loss as Captain Amarimder never really understood the dire need of Punjabis.
Not comprehending the complex nature and history of internal conflict, Congress added fuel to the matter. Termination of Water Agreement Act 2004 further widened the rift between Punjab and Haryana. Congress Punjab got the full support of the Central Government (Congress) in this case. The main occupation of Punjabis is farming and it is well known as an agricultural border state.
Harbinger of Green Revolution in India, Punjab is known as food basket of the country. As a result, state requires more water for irrigation for farming purpose. Congress is the party which ruled India and Punjab on the basis of famous policy “Divide and Rule”. Where as Akalis always claimed that they won’t let any other state take a single drop of water from Punjab, Congress did the opposite despite knowing the fact that Punjab doesnt even have a drop of water to spare with anybody.
Amarinder Singh did nothing in tswarajya-2016-03-0982b193-e84c-4f97-a1f6-3c2ef52b0324-ind1he favor of Punjabis. He kept himself busy in provoking and hurting the sentiments of people. He instigated the agitation across the state a number of times. It’s been years now, but Congress failed to take any correct and helpful action in the same. For now, SAD-BJP government currently ruling in Punjab has taken a strict action to not share river waters at any cost.
So we will have to wait till this dispute gets sorted out. God knows if it will have a “happy ending” or a sad one. But we must say Congress is really great at creating disputes.
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Why is Rahul Gandhi mum on SYL issue?

“Rahul Gandhi has been vociferously raising his voice against all the major issues afflicting Indian society. It is surprising in this context that Rahul is maintaining a silence on sensitive and emotive issue of SYL, considering that his family had been responsible for the construction of canal and robbing Punjab of its water.”

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State of Punjab had to suffer a lot in wake of water sharing pact between neighboring states of Haryana & Rajasthan. Congress led governments in Punjab along centre helmed the construction of contentious Satluj-Yamuna link (SYL). In the year 1982 Indira Gandhi started the canal by ceremonially digging it. Indira Gandhi had negotiated a tripartite agreement between Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan.

Anti-Punjab stand of Congress

Punjab has suffered tremendously in the past due to the anti-Punjab stand of Congress. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi even sided with neighboring state Haryana and forced the state to sign tripartite water treaty paving way for construction of SYL canal.

Meanwhile Punjab Congress led by its CLP leader Charanjit Channi conducted a political stunt to fill up the SYL canal after farmers had started filling it up one day earlier.

Congress opposing a Pro-farmer move

In a historic resolution moved by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, SYL canal is to be de-notified and the land acquired is transferred back to the farmers. Congress party just for the sake of opposing any move taken by ruling government is opposing this pro-farmer initiative tooth & nail. Completely ignoring the interests of people of Punjab, they are opposing it to score political points.

Now that the SYL canal itself has been made history by the Punjab CM, the Congress should support it in the interest of state but instead party high command was still to spell out its stand on the issue.

Congress MLA’s left budget session to fill SYL Land

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In haste, the Congress breaks law and thousands of trees uprooted

When the Congress party exposed in front of the public regarding the issue of SYL, the party legislators foolishly left the budget session in haste on Wednesday and reached Patiala to fill the land.

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The legislators were headed by the leader of opposition, Charanjit Singh Channi who preferred to miss an important session just to play a cheap publicity stunt to woo the public.

Congress legislators and leader brought JCB cranes to fill the land

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To give a positive message to the public, the Congress leaders and legislators played negative trick. They hired the JCB cranes to fill the land of SYL and moreover, the media was informed prior from the task so that the proper pictures could be published in the newspapers to misguide the public. Channi and other legislators started leveling the land with agricultural tools when they saw media clicking pictures.

Congress workers uprooted thousands of trees

The legislators and the leaders instigated the party workers to uproot the trees by craneson SYL land. As per the records, more than thousands of trees were uprooted by cranes. The party workers did not stop cutting the trees as they knew the fact that it’s illegal in our country. But, the Congress leaders fully supported the workers to continue the task. The party took law in its hand and violated the rules. Moreover, the wild life and forest department officials were misbehaved by Congress men when they tried to stop them axing the trees. It was more than a political stunt by the party.

Preneet Kaur did not leave a chance to get publicity

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The former Union Minister, Preneet Kaur also joined the legislators in the task. She did not want to miss any chance to get the political mileage so that she could show the Punjabis’ that Congress is the only party which can serve the people of Punjab. Interestingly, the royal queen of Patiala left the royal facilities for some time and spares some time to fill the land with party legislators. What a publicity stunt the wife of PPCC Chief Capt Amarinder Singh performed?

Reference:

http://punjabnewsexpress.com/punjab/news/congress-mlas-participates-in-the-filling-up-of-syl-canal-at-kapoori-in-patiala-47674.aspx

http://www.bhaskar.com/news/c-3-1183752-ch0261-NOR.html