Category: Congress legislators on SYL
“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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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?