November 15, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: In a written statement issued today Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh said that he was confident that the Supreme Court of India (SCI) and the central government would come to an amicable solution to the “SYL problem”, keeping the interests of the water-scarce Punjab in mind.
CM Amarinder Singh also criticised SAD (Badal) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra for maintaining that secret pact with Haryana on the SYL issue, saying the matter was in the Supreme Court and there was no question of reaching any deal, secret or otherwise, with the Haryana government headed by M L Khattar.
“However, if he ever needed to sign a pact with Haryana in the interest of Punjab and its people, he would do so openly and not go for any secret dealings” he declared in the statement.
On the call of SAD MPs to boycott the all-party meeting of all members of Parliament from the state, convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra, Captain Amarinder Singh said it was their prerogative to attend or not to attend.
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