The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 21
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab assured the people of the state that not a single drop of Punjab’s water would be given to any other state when Punjab itself is facing severe shortage of irrigation and drinking water. AAP spokesperson Dr Sunny Singh Ahluwalia said that Aam Aadmi Party government and leadership is very sincere about water issue of Punjab and meeting the needs of the people of Punjab is their priority as well as a huge responsibility.
In a statement issued from the party headquarters on Thursday, Dr Sunny Singh Ahluwalia said, “The political leaders who have been rejected by the people of Punjab are now deliberately pursuing mudslinging on the issue of water, whereas the AAP government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has made it clear that we would take a firm stand in favour of Punjab on all issues and the rights of Punjab would be safeguarded wholeheartedly.” He said that Punjab is already facing water crises. There is shortage of irrigation water and groundwater is no longer potable in the most of the areas of Punjab. Therefore, Punjab Government is trying to save ground water by implementing new policies. Efforts are being made to treat and recycle contaminated water of rivers, canals and streams.
Ahluwalia said that a state which already has looming water crises, cannot afford to spare water to anyone and AAP Punjab government is well aware of it. Those who are questioning the Aam Aadmi Party and the Punjab government on the issue of water should also tell what they have done to sort this issue while being in power. He slammed Shiromani Akali Dal, Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress saying that the rights of Punjab had been violated during the governments of these parties. He pointed out the issues of SYL, Punjabi language, Punjab’s capital Chandigarh and said that over the time these issues have taken dangerous turn due to anti-Punjab intentions of these political parties.
Dr Sunny Singh Ahluwalia appealed to the people of Punjab to beware of the lies of opposition parties and leaders as Bhagwant Mann led AAP government will protect the rights of Punjab at all costs and not even a drop of Punjab’s water will be given to any other state. He assured the people that their elected government will protect all riparian rights of Punjab.