The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers continued their ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation in Palwal on Friday. An official spokesperson said that INLD-BSP combine has been demanding Haryana’s share from the river waters of Ravi and Beas.
Also, the early completion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, completion of the Dadupur Nalvi canal and the regular flow of water to Mewat region from the Agra Canal in among the demand, added the spokesperson. On Friday, the agitation was led by Leader of the Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala, state in-charge of BSP Rajbir Singh, and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala in which more than five thousand workers courted arrest.
Addressing the massive gathering of the two parties, Leader of the Opposition, Abhay Singh Chautala claimed that the Congress had never been serious about securing the rights of Haryana.
“Because of its indifference, Haryana has been deprived of its legitimate share from the river waters. Unfortunately, the BJP too has turned out to be like the Congress and hence the need for the INLD-BSP combine to launch this agitation”, said the spokesperson.
Chautala also accused the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government of the state of betraying the massive mandate that the country gave the BJP in 2014.
“Promises like ‘one rank one pay’ for ex-servicemen and the farming class about the implementation of Swaminathan Commission report and 50 percent profit over and above their cost of production while fixing MSP have remained unfulfilled”, he said.
Chautala also accused that the PM and the BJP had also betrayed the youth. “While the centre could not create two Crore employment opportunities every year as promised, the state government has failed to create two Lakh jobs in Haryana every year”, he said.
Chautala said, now the youth is being advised to sell ‘pakoras’ in the name of jobs.
Meanwhile, BSP’s State in-charge Rajbir Singh assured that once the INLD-BSP government was formed in the State, the problems of the farmers and the downtrodden will be addressed on priority.