Bhagwant Mann ne Sirra Kar Ta

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) continued their dharna at Kapoori village against the Supreme Court (SC) verdict invalidating the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act. Over 600 volunteers from Sangrur and Patiala led by party’s Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann held a protest here today. He was accompanied by Patiala zone coordinator Dr Balbir Singh and party candidates from different Assembly segments of the two districts.
Taking a dig at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Captain Amarinder Singh, Mann said both were equally responsible for the miseries of Punjab farmers. The SC had declared the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act 2004 as unconstitutional and ruled that the Punjab government could not backtrack from its responsibility of sharing the Ravi-Beas waters with neighbouring states and constructing the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL), but the fact remained that it was due to the weak presentation of the case by the Punjab government that the state had lost the case, he added.
He further said “Instead of writing letters to the President of India, Badal should have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter. Why does Badal shy away from raking up the issue of SYL Canal in a strong manner with the Prime Minister and make him understand the ground situation of availability of water in Punjab.”
Lashing out at Capt Amarinder for ‘playing double games’ with people, Mann said Amarinder had backed the proposal of the SYL Canal decades ago and was fully involved when the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, laid the foundation stone of the SYL Canal.’
“The Congress is just trying to befool people now but is mistaken. The ‘aam aadmi’ these days understands everything and cannot be taken for a ride,” he added. Mann ensured that the AAP would fight for Punjab waters till their last breath.
Meanwhile, Dr Balbir Singh said the SAD was an oldest partner of the NDA and if Badal failed to get justice from the NDA led by the BJP, what was the point for him to continue in the NDA.



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