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Haryana will soon get its share of water through SYL canal: Khattar

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Urging the Opposition parties not to hold any agitation on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced that the state would soon get its due share of water through the SYL canal.

While interacting with media persons in Panchkula, he said the Supreme Court (SC) had given its decision in favour of Haryana. Now the execution order was to be passed by the apex court.

Khattar said, “We have full faith in the Supreme Court and the opposition too should have faith. The Presidential reference had been lying pending in the Supreme Court for more than 10 years. It is the present state government that strongly pleaded the case in the Supreme Court and ensured regular hearing. As a result of this, the apex court has given its decision in the favour of Haryana.”

In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said the Opposition parties should refrain from inciting public sentiments, and instead, give constructive suggestions. When the present government had already announced that student union elections would be held in the next academic session, agitation by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on this issue was neither called for nor justifiable.

Once consensus had been reached on any matter, petty politics should not be resorted to, he said, adding that we do what we say or promise.

When asked about t comment on the ongoing agitation by Anganwadi workers in the state, Khattar said that Anganwadi workers and helpers should call off their agitation in public interest. All their genuine demands would be sympathetically considered by the state government. The scheme was being run by the Central government in partnership with the state government.