Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal should resign and seek fresh mandate on the SYL issue: Channi

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S Charanjit Singh Channi, Leader of Opposition in the Punjab vidhan sabha,

Congress to bring adjournment motion on SYL, will march on foot towards the vidhan sabha wearing black badges as protest
Chandigarh, March 7, 2016: The chief minister of Punjab S.Parkash Singh Badal should immediately resign and seek fresh mandate from the people of Punjab on the issue of Satluj Yamuna Link. This was stated by S Charanjit Singh Channi, leader of opposition in the Punjab vidhan sabha, while addressing the media in Chandigarh today. He said that the Shiromani akali Dal has always betrayed the interests of the people of Punjab. Today Mr Badal is just shedding crocodile tears in the media on the issue of SYL, what did he do when the land acquisition notices were issued when he was the chief minister on February 20, 1978? Today the Modi led BJP government has taken the matter of SYL in the supreme court against the interests of Punjab, while they are the alliance partners with Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab, Mr Badal should come up clean on this issue and tell his stand to the people of Punjab. Punjab doesn’t have surplus water to give anybody, this is the future of Punjab and without this asset our land will go unfertile.

Channi further said that it was the Captain Amarinder Singh led congress government in Punjab who stopped the construction of the SYL by passing the historic water treaty agreement in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The congress party will also bring in the adjournment motion on 10th March 2016 on the issue of the SYL so that this is debated in the house. All the legislatures of the congress party will march on foot towards the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on 08-3-16 wearing black badges and black flags as a mark of protest on the issue of SYL. Inside the house also the congress party will not allow the chief minister of Punjab to speak until the government comes clear on this issue first.

Channi also said that the congress party will reveal the strategy to corner the government on the budget session after the meeting of congress legislature party meeting on 9th march in which Captain Amarinder Singh , Smt Ambika Soni , Sh Shakeel Ahmed, Sh Harish Chaudhary will be presnt along with all the congress MLA”s.

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Monday, March 7, 2016