Mohali, August 31, 2023: As per media reports, BJP state vice-president Balbir Singh Sidhu said SAD chief Sukhbir Badal should tell why the Akali government during 10 years of its tenure did not abolish Article 5 of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004, brought by the Congress in 2004.
He said Sukhbir had started misleading people through emotional statements.
Earlier, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had said on August 29, 2023, that if his party comes to power in Punjab in 2027, it would revoke all river water-sharing agreements with any state.
He has said that neighbouring states had no right on Punjab waters, and they were unduly getting nearly half of their total water. Furthermore, he said that Punjab had an inalienable right over the river waters flowing across it, referring to the Riparian Principle.
Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004, brought by the Congress in 2004.
Main Feature of Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004:-
Act to provide for terminating and discharging the Government of Punjab from its obligations under the Agreement dated 31st December, 1981 and all other agreements relating to the waters of the rivers Ravi and Beas in public interest.