BJP Haryana Govt hiding ‘facts’ behind SYL issue: Ex-BJP Vice President

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“According to Indian Constitution section 262, the inter-state river water dispute act 1956, the water dispute between two states can be decided only by a Tribunal”, he said who is also an advocate.

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Rohtak: Raising serious allegations against the incumbent BJP government, former party vice-president and ex-MLA Narpender Singh on Wednesday said that the ‘real facts‘ behind the contentious SYL issue are behind ‘hidden’ by the state regime.

Sharing details pointwise, ex-MLA from Badhra, Narpender Singh said that the BJP party was trying to garner support by telling farmers that the Supreme Court had decided the SYL canal water issue in favour of Haryana.

Fact is that the supreme court has no right to verify the quantum of usage of water claimed by either of the states, he said.

“According to Indian Constitution section 262, the inter-state river water dispute act 1956, the water dispute between two states can be decided only by a Tribunal”, he said who is also an advocate.

He said that the Tribunal  duly constituted in 1986 and which has its office at R.K Puram, New Delhi is defunct since the last 32 years and headless for the last 10 years. Now the term of Tribunal is extended for a further period of one year w.e.f. 20.08.2020.

“The BJP party that has its government in the state as well as in the centre should first work on getting the judicial officers appointed in the Ravi and Beas Water Tribunal. The Tribunal only is to decide on the amount of cusecs water between Haryana and Punjab ”, he added.

Talking to media, advocate Narpender alleged that by raking the issue on SYL water at the peak of farmers’ agitation on Delhi border seemed to be an attempt to create rift between both states but not would fix the water dispute issue at all.

The appointment of judicial officers in the Tribunal which has been lying vacant since 1988 can only pave the way for fixing the issue, he claimed. He demanded that the Centre government should intervene at the earliest and appoint judicial officers at the Tribunal in the best interest of the state farmers.

EOM.


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