Chandigarh was, is and will ever remain capital of Punjab: Prakash Singh Badal
He said that till Chandigarh was not given to the state around four decades old practice of appointing Punjab Governor as the Administrator of Chandigarh should be continued.
Muktsar: Asserting that Chandigarh "was, is and will" ever remain an "integral part" of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that any deviation from existing practice of appointing state Governor as the Administrator of Chandigarh was not at all acceptable.
He said that though as per States Reorganization Act every parent state has sole right over its Capital city but grave injustice had been meted out to Punjab by denying Chandigarh to the state.
Badal said that Punjab has the sole right over its capital and it must be given to the state at every cost.
He said that till Chandigarh was not given to the state around four decades old practice of appointing Punjab Governor as the Administrator of Chandigarh should be continued. He alleged that Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal was a "chronic non performer" who had "totally failed" to fulfill even a single promise in Delhi.
He said that it was a fact that Kejriwal was suffering from "anti-Punjab syndrome" and his stand on Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal was contrary to the interests of the state.
"Nothing good can be expected for the state from Kejriwal who has no sympathy with Punjab or its people", he added.
Lashing out at Congress and AAP, the Chief Minister alleged that both these parties were "conniving" to turn the state into desert by constructing SYL canal.
He alleged that while the Congress had "planned and executed plan" to snatch water of the state, the AAP was now its toes to get SYL constructed at the earliest. Badal further alleged that both these parties were enemies of the state and wanted to "ruin it".
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The deceased, Lakhbir Singh, was stated to be a labourer from Punjab's Tarn Taran and was aged around 35 years, police said