The Shiromani Akali Dal has cleared its stand over SYL issue and launched signature campaign against SYL. As per the information, the party appealing the Punjab farmers to sign the campaign and it is expected that around 25 lakh farmers will sign the document.
Parkash Singh Badal seeking the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee on river waters issue. The “appeal” especially refers to the injustice done to the state under Section 78 of the Punjab Re-organisation Act, 1966.
All the 25 lakh forms are to be signed by till December 8 on the birthday of Punjab CM. A rally has scheduled on the same day at Moga. The signed forms will be handed over to the President of the country.
The core committee of SAD committee decided to take all the preventive steps to save the water of Punjab. The state would not share even a single drop as Punjab has insufficient water. The Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal f signed the first specially printed form to launch the campaign at his official residence in Chandigarh.
The Punjab Cabinet ministers led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal also met President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him not to accept the opinion of the Supreme Court on the SYL canal.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was the first party to oppose the construction of SYL. The party has put its hard efforts against the construction of SYL. The Chief Minister had come out with the resolution in the last budget session against SYL.
Since the approval of the SYL, the SAD opposed the then Congress government to not construct SYL. Even the party has always stood up with the Punjab farmers against SYL. When Punjab has not much water then there is no question of sharing the water with other states. Where the Punjab farmers will go for water if SYL is constructed?