BJP leader Kamal Sharma meets Parkash Singh Badal, promises support in water-sharing dispute

The meeting between Sharma and Badal took place this evening in Chandigarh, where the BJP president was apprised of the ongoing case in the Supreme Court pertaining to termination of water sharing agreements by Punjab and its consequences.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:March 3, 2016 2:26 am

Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday and promised him of all support in the ongoing
water-sharing dispute between Punjab and Haryana.

The meeting between Sharma and Badal took place this evening in Chandigarh, where the BJP president was apprised of the ongoing case in the Supreme Court pertaining to termination of water sharing agreements by Punjab and its consequences.

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Speaking to The Indian Express, Sharma said the Punjab BJP unit was totally behind the state government in the dispute. “The BJP will take a delegation to New Delhi and meet the central leadership as well as the ministers concerned in order to put forth their view. We will also try to meet the Prime Minister,” he said. Sharma added that it was an important issue which pertained to safeguarding the rights of the state.

The meeting between Sharma and the Punjab CM comes in the backdrop of a five-member constitution bench of the Supreme Court commencing regular hearings in the presidential reference pertaining to the legality of rhe Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004.

Meanwhile, the Punjab CM too reiterated on Wednesday that the state does not have a single drop of water to spare from its rivers and that his party will fully ensure that there is no compromise on the inalienable rights of the state under the riparian principle.

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