Tag: Politics on SYL
SYL has become the most serious matter of Punjab. But the question is if Punjabis don’t want to share their river waters then who allowed Haryana to think about this? Here’s the answer:
Prime accused in this case, Capt. Amarinder Singh took the worst decision and the Punjabis are still trying to bear the loss. Busy in his own life (be it be royal outings or love life), Amarinder Singh never really understood the need of Punjab.
Not aware of the Punjab’s situation and the internal conflicts of the party added to the woes. Termination of Water Agreement Act 2004 created a serious water crisis. It created a rift between Punjab and Haryana as well. 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 agricultural border state.
Being known as “Food Basket” of the nation, Punjab needs more water for irrigation, farming purposes than other states. But Congress missed no chance in ruining this state’s prime natural resource i.e. River Water. Congress is the party which ruled India and Punjab on the basis of famous policy “Divide and Rule”. Where 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 has no spare water to share with other states.
Amarinder Singh did nothing in the favor of Punjabis. He kept himself busy in provoking and hurting the sentiments of people. He instigated the agitation across 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 “sad one”. But we must say Congress is really great at creating disputes.
“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.