An all-party meeting was called by the Haryana government to discuss SYL and Jat reservation issues here which was attended among others by representatives of ruling BJP, opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Haryana Janhit Congress-BL (HJC-BL) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Congress boycotted the meet.

The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar unanimously adopted a resolution which was submitted to the Governor as a memorandum. Solanki is the Governor of Haryana and is also holding additional charge of Punjab.

"The Bill which has been brought by Punjab, is not right. Entire Haryana is upset about it. The bill is an attack on the Constitution," Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar said after the all-party meeting.

"A similar law was brought by Punjab in 2004 which hit Haryana's interest. Haryana is fighting its battle in the Supreme Court...We are meeting Governor on SYL issue and will convey him that the Bill which is to be brought by Punjab government in Vidhan Sabha was against article 356 of the Constitution," he said.

INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said the Governor should not give his assent to "The Punjab Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal (Rehabilitation and Re-vesting of Proprietary Rights) Bill, 2016".

"To ensure this Bill is not tabled in Punjab Vidhan Sabha and to stop it, we will meet the Governor... He should stop the passage of the Bill... as it will create a new conflict between Punjab and Haryana," Chautala said.

Assuring his party's support, HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi said, "On SYL issue we are with the state government."

Khattar cited the Governor has assured that since the SYL Canal was an issue between Punjab and Haryana the matter would be discussed.


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