We will fight do-or-die battle for SYL: INLD

May 18, 2017 07:35 AM

Chandigarh : Upping the ante on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal issue, Haryana's principal opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) said on Wednesday that it will fight a do-or-die battle if the Centre fails to take up the construction of the canal by July 10.

Senior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said party workers will stop Punjab Roadways buses and other government vehicles from the neighbouring state in Ambala on July 10 as a symbolic protest, if the demand was not met.

The Supreme Court has made it clear that the canal has to be constructed and Punjab must give the due share of water to Haryana, said Chautala, the Leader of Opposition in the Haryana Assembly.

INLD workers are sitting on 'dharnas' at sub-divisional levels in their respective assembly constituencies in Haryana and have been submitting memoranda to their respective deputy commissioners on the SYL issue, he told reporters.

Chautala said that last year, the Supreme Court had held as unconstitutional, the 2004 law passed by Punjab to terminate the SYL canal water sharing agreement.

He also alleged that the BJP government in Haryana had failed to exert enough pressure on the Centre to take up the canal's construction.

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