Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh has warned that the construction of the contentious Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal to supply water to neighboring Haryana can trigger the return of Khalistani terrorism in this border state.
There are Khalistani components over the outskirt (in Pakistan) who is sitting tight for a lucky minute to by and by unleash dread on Punjab's dirt, the senior Congress leader and previous Chief Minister told.
Peace in Punjab was damaged from the late 1970s till 1993 by aggressors' interest for a free condition of Khalistan for the Sikh. Decisions to the 117-part Punjab gathering are slated to be held in mid 2017, wherein the decision Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party organization together will be hollowed against the restriction Congress and the rising Aam Aadmi Party.
"Dissent of water to inhabitants of Malwa and different locales of southern Punjab, specifically, can prompt to brutality, given the past viciousness in the area which saw onset of psychological oppression with the death of Anandpur Sahib determination in 1973 (by the Akalis) furthermore the spread of Naxalism," the 74-year-old senior legislator said.
Amarinder Singh, who surrendered as Lok Sabha part (chose from the Amritsar constiuency) viable from November 11 after the Supreme Court governing on a Presidential Reference on imparting of waterway waters to Haryana, additionally said that demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 coin notes had likewise risen as an imperative issue in Punjab because of hardships it brought on the general population.
Amarinder Singh on November 23 gave over his abdication letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to challenge over the SYL channel issue. The Supreme Court on November 10 held as "illegal" the 2004 law go by the Punjab gathering which was planned to deny Haryana its partake in the waterway waters through the SYL trench.
Amarinder Singh was the Chief Minister when the Punjab get together passed the Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act, 2004. In the event that the Congress comes back to control in Punjab, Amarinder Singh said, he will again take lawful plan of action by acquiring appropriate enactments in the state gathering on the sharing of waterway waters. "I will do it by and by when I am in power with 66% lion's share in the get together.
I had before likewise done everything I could legitimately to counteract even a solitary drop of water from streaming out of Punjab. I can guarantee a certain something: Water of Punjab will stay with the state's kin, who require each and every drop of it for their own survival." "The interests of Punjab's kin are of most extreme significance.
I won't permit these to be traded off at any cost, regardless of the possibility that the Congress authority tomorrow chooses to take a contrarian remain on the issue." Noting a question, Amarinder Singh said cricketer turned legislator Navjot Singh Sidhu, who prior surrendered as thed BJP's Rajya Sabha part, will increase the value of the gathering's crusading in Punjab. "It is for Sidhu to choose in the event that he needs to join the Congress or not.
Be that as it may, he's unquestionably going to be a part of the Congress crusade in Punjab, to which, I'm certain, he will make esteem expansion," he said. Inquired as to whether the ex-cricketer will challenge the Amritsar Lok Sabha situate, which he was speaking to in the sixteenth Lok Sabha before his abdication, Amarinder Singh said: "It is for the Congress high order to choose."
Navjot Singh Sidhu's better half Navjot Kaur Sidhu – who spoke to Amritsar East voting demographic in Punjab gathering and surrendered from the BJP – is slated to join the Congress on November 28 alongside previous hockey Olympian Pargat Singh. Pargat Singh, who went separate ways with the Akali Dal, spoke to Jalandhar Cantt in the get together.
Gotten some information about the fundamental adversary to the Congress in the coming get together surveys, Amarinder Singh said there was no genuine risk to his gathering, which is attempting to make a rebound in Punjab in the wake of staying out of force since the 2007 decisions. "The Shiromani Akali Dal quit being a genuine player in the surveys quite a while back.
The Aam Aadmi Party is itself attempting to keep up a similarity of validity in Punjab," the senior Congress leader said. Amarinder Singh said he surrendered as Lok Sabha part to remain with the general population of Punjab after the Supreme Court decision on Presidential Reference on Sutlej-Yamuna waters. He said Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had lost what small amount validity he had in broad daylight eye after the SYL decision.
"For a long time, he permitted Punjab's case in the peak court on the SYL issue to be bargained. For a long time, he ignored the general population's issues. He likewise permitted ventures to wind up dead," the previous Chief Minister said. Punjab has been seeing suicides by agriculturists and enslavement among its young people, he said.
With respect to AAP pioneer and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's charges of Swiss financial balances of his significant other Preneet Kaur and child Raninder Singh and aggregation of dark cash, Amarinder Singh said these were "old charges" which even the Enforcement Directorate had not possessed the capacity to demonstrate.
He said fake record numbers have been discharged by Kejriwal, similar numbers that were specified before additionally regarding his better half and child. "In any case, as before, not a shred of proof has been delivered to interface these numbers to me or my family. This is simple decision gimmickry – a ploy to occupy open consideration from Kejriwal's own particular disappointments," he said.