Yamuna Nagar: Haryana and Punjab are back on the course of confrontation following the water row between the two adjoining states.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday had announced in the State Assembly that his government would not share even a single drop of water with other states.

Hours within the Punjab CM’s announcement, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday outrightly said that they would not allow anybody to deprive their rights of having watersof Ravi and Beas rivers.

“We are making a right claim on the river waters and we will take our share of water,” said Hooda, speaking to media persons after inducting a meeting at Belgarh village here.

The Haryana Assembly on Friday unanimously presented a proposal to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna link (SYL) canal dispute at the earliest, and the operationalisation of Hansi-Butana link (HBL) canal.

The House unanimously requested the Centre for pursuing the matter in the Supreme Court for resolving the issue at the earliest.

 

(JPN/Bureau)