The development came a day after Supreme Court directed status quo on land meant for Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after Haryana alleged that attempts have been made to alter its use by levelling it.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is Leader of the House, moved a resolution in the Assembly saying that his state is facing "crisis of water" and does not have even one drop to share with others.

"In view of this neither was there ever a need to construct SYL canal then, nor it is there now," the 88-year-old, five-time Chief Minister told the House.

The House unanimously resolved that it will not allow the SYL canal to be constructed. Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi, who is Leader of the Opposition, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Madan Mohan Mittal from the BJP endorsed Badal's view.

Channi said that Congress has and will always stand at the forefront to protect the interests of people of Punjab.  "Mr Badal, we are all with you on this issue," he said.

Mittal, a senior BJP leader, said it is SAD-BJP government which has always stood up for the interest of Punjab. He said the state is facing shortage of water and there is no need to construct SYL.

His remarks came even as the BJP government in Haryana hit out at the Punjab government, saying it has crossed all limits and doesn't have faith in country's judicial system.

Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar said the Punjab Assembly's resolution against the construction of SYL canal in Punjab for carrying Haryana's share of Ravi Beas was "unfortunate".

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