Opposition doesn't want SYL row to end: Arvind Kejriwal

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Opposition doesn't want SYL row to end: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Himanshu Mahajan

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 15

AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday blamed the Opposition — Congress, BJP and SAD — for the age-old row surrounding the incomplete SYL canal.

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“These parties are responsible for the issue and don’t even want to resolve it,” alleged Kejriwal, adding that even when the same party ruled in Punjab, Haryana and the Centre even then it failed to end the interstate controversy over the river waters.

Addressing a press meet here, he promised to secure the interests and rights of Punjab and its people, if his party was voted to power.

“Who brought the SYL canal? Who got lands in Gurugram? When this issue became politically sensitive, they failed to resolve it and gave contrary statements in Punjab, Haryana, Centre and in courts,” Kejriwal asserted, while mocking SAD president Sukhbir Badal for accusing him of moving the Supreme Court for seeking Punjab river waters for Delhi.

Blaming the BJP and Congress for “compromising” with the country’s politics, the Delhi CM said, “There should be no politics on national and internal security issues.” He assured a fair and independent probe into the sacrilege incidents. — TNS

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Sukhbir was made Deputy CM after due consultation with the BJP leadership. However, now PM Modi is saying the Deputy CM should have been from the BJP. I feel bad that a man of such a stature is now saying this. — Parkash Singh Badal, SAD Patron

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