Punjab has no spare water to give to anyone, CM Mann once again laid down all the facts about water scarcity in the state: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab applauded the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for once again safeguarding Punjab’s interest. AAP said that in a meeting with the Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Shekhawat and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, CM Mann once again asserted that Punjab has no spare water to give anyone so the construction of SYL is out of question.
Addressing a press conference from the party office in Chandigarh on Thursday, AAP leader Harsukhinder Singh (Babbi) Badal said that Punjab needs 52 maf water but we only have 14 maf water so we already are suffering from water scarcity and we are an agrarian state. So our stand is clear the construction of SYL is not possible, instead Punjab should get water from Yamuna and YSL should be constructed for that.
He added that today 70% of Punjab is in the dark zone and we cannot give water to other states. He asked Punjab BJP president Sunil Jakhar to raise and advocate for Punjab’s rights in front of BJP national leaders. He said that BJP claims to love Punjab but they are not walking that talk, because on every turn instead of raising their voice for Punjab and its rights, BJP leaders of Punjab are choosing to be Modi Bhakats.
Bubby Badal also cornered BJP leader Jakhar on the issue of rejection of Punjab’s tableau for the Republic day parade and said that Jakhar is telling lies about tableau having photos of Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal. AAP leader said that in reality the BJP is unnerved by the work and popularity of our chief ministers Mann and Kejriwal so they are making these baseless allegations. Bubby Badal further said that Punjab’s tableaus included history of our martyrs, Mai Bhago (women empowerment) and culture and haritage of our state, and ideally Sunil Jakhar should take a stand for our martyrs, our women and our culture but he is betraying the state and is choosing to be a parrot of the BJP.