Capt Amarinder promises to return with two-thirds majority to nullify verdict
(2 years ago)
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov. 11 : Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh has tendered resignation along with 42 Congress MLAs on Friday after the Supreme Court's ruling on Punjab's water-sharing agreement with other states.
Amarinder Singh told the media that hopefully they would come up with the two-thirds majority and use the constitutional powers to nullify this decision of the Supreme Court.
"Once our resignation is given the matter is over. And now, it is up to the Speaker, whether he will accept it tomorrow or day after. We have no connection with Vidhan Sabha anymore," Singh said.
"We are not in the house now. We are going to people of Punjab now. Tomorrow, in every constituency of Punjab, we will burn the effigies In all the 117 constituencies. We will start wide-agitation from Abohar on November 13. Sunil Jakhar will take take out mass protests, where everyone of us will participate," he added.
In a blow to Punjab, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Punjab was bound to share the Ravi-Beas waters with Haryana and other states and comply with its two judgments for completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.
The case involves sharing of Ravi-Beas river waters largely between Punjab and Haryana, besides Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.