Won’t allow INLD to dig SYL canal, says BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh

Chandigarh: BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh today said the Punjab government and the people of the state will not allow INLD volunteers to dig the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

“Punjab farmers can not afford to allow even a single drop of water to Haryana or any other state as there was no water to spare,” he said in a statement here.

It is high time that Haryanas opposition party the INLD understands that the resolution passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha regarding “de-acquisition” of land acquired for SYL canal has settled the issue once and for all, Chugh said.

“It has left no scope for digging or construction of the canal as the land has been returned to the farmers from whom it was acquired,” the BJP leader said and warned INLD leaders not to seek political mileage out of this highly sensitive issue.

He said the INLD must understand that the people of Punjab are united on this issue and capable of protecting their own interests by “opposing any misadventure peacefully but effectively”.

Notably, INLD leader Abhay Chautala had announced that party activists will assemble at Ambala on February 23 and march towards Punjab for the purpose of digging the SYL canal after the recent Supreme Court verdict favouring Haryana in terms of sharing of river waters.