Said, Punjab unit would relentlessly oppose and make every sacrifice to prevent the construction of SYL
Chandigarh, October 19, 2023: As per media reports, the BJP Punjab unit on Thursday passed a resolution against SYK canal issue. The core committee of the Punjab BJP said that Punjab does not have surplus water and is suffering acute shortage of surface water.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the core committee of the party met under the chairmanship of state party chief Sunil Jakhar and passed a resolution that Punjab does not have surplus water and is suffering acute shortage of surface water and overexploitation of groundwater because of transfer of its river waters to non-basin and non-riparian states.
The BJP resolved that the party’s Punjab unit would relentlessly oppose and make every sacrifice to prevent the construction of SYL or any new water carrier channel for carrying Punjab’s waters to non-basin and non-riparian states.
“It is not only against the provisions of the Constitution but also against the principles of natural justice. We firmly resolve to protect waters of Punjab,” said the resolution.
“People of Punjab gave an overwhelming electoral mandate to AAP in the hope of Punjab’s interests being protected. Instead, in an unpardonable act of betrayal, AAP is misappropriating Punjab’s natural resources to garner political influence in other states.
“Through this resolution, we demand Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to respect the mandate of the people of Punjab, protect the vital interests of Punjab, in particular of the farmers, or quit,” said the BJP resolution.