Chandigarh Nov 17: All political parties which attended a meeting convened by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today, unanimously resolved to call on the President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to request them for early implementation of decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal so that the State could get its legitimate share of water at the earliest.
The Chief Minister who was interacting with media persons shortly after presiding over the all party meeting, said, “we will try to seek time from the President and the Prime Minister today itself so that a delegation comprising representatives of all political parties could meet them at the earliest”. He said that he was sure that the Central Government would soon get the decision of the Supreme Court implemented so that the parched tracts of the State get adequate water.
Mr Manohar Lal said that in the today’s meeting detailed discussion was held on the Supreme Court’s decision on the SYL issue which was in favour of Haryana and other developments that took place in Punjab after this decision.
On being asked whether the State Government would convene a special session of Vidhan Sabha on the SYL issue, he said that for the time being it has been decided to meet the President and the Prime Minister for the early implementation of the Supreme Court decision.
When asked whether the State Government would condemn the decision taken by Punjab Government after the decision of Supreme Court on SYL issue, the Chief Minister said that as the Supreme Court has already announced its decision in favour of Haryana, the decision taken by the Punjab Cabinet or the resolution passed by its Vidhan Sabha has no meaning and they would be automatically treated as repealed.
When his attention was drawn towards the decision of the Punjab Government directing its officers not to obey any decision of the Central Government, the Chief Minister said that India being a country which is run by its Constitution, one could not perform such act which is against the interest of other State. All their decisions on this issue are against the Constitution, he added.
The All Party Meeting was attended by State BJP President Mr Subhash Barala,Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij, Transport Minister Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, leader of Opposition Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, leader of Congress Legislative Party Mrs Kiran Chaudhary, INLD President Mr Ashok Arora, State Congress President Mr Ashok Tanwar,former Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Independent MLA Mr Jai Parkash and Advocate General of Haryana Mr Baldev Raj Mahajan. Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary Irrigation Mr Anurag Rastogi and Secretary, Personnel Department Mrs Neeraja Shekar were also present in the meeting.