Sunil Jakhar is a senior leader of Punjab Congress, who has stated that he will go on a fast if Parkash Singh Badal will not get permanent assurance from prime minister about the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) issue within a week.
This happened in the previous week on Wednesday when Jakhar also said the current CM is pretending to make their stand clear and they are still in favor of making the SYL canal to Haryana and all the sacrifice people have given would be thrown away just like that.
“Badal must get an assurance from the Prime Minister that the Centre will not go against Punjab’s interest on SYL. If he fails to do this, then Badal should quit and snap ties with the BJP,” he said, adding, “I give a week’s time to Badal. Otherwise, I will fast unto death.”
The Congress leader said that if Parkash Singh badal wanted to clear out the confusion of SYL canal in Punjab then we should have talked to PM Modi on his visit to Punjab and also he should had talked to Uma Bharti in their meet sometime back. Uma Bharti is the minister of water resources and Parkash Singh met her few weeks ago.
Jakhar also stated that Akali Dal is not favoring this situation and making a tension over this issue by sending radio messages for sacrifices of people if needed, if he actually want to take steps to stop the SYL dispute then he must have taken measures before. Doing all the tricks and tips in the last few months of assembly polls shows that Parkash Singh Badal is playing this political game.
Jakhar was also asked about Captain Amarinder Singh take on this issue, will he also fast unto death if Parkash Singh Badal didn’t bring the confirmation? He had no answer to that question.
Also the party members were unhappy about the usage of Golden Temple picture in the manifesto of AAP recently.