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Haryana all-party delegation calls on Prez

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An all-party delegation of led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today called on President here for considering Haryana's appeal for implementation the Supreme verdict in Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal case.

After hearing them out, Mukherjee assured to sympathetically consider Haryana's appeal on SYL issue after the delegation urged him for implementation of the order at the earliest.

After meeting the President, the Chief Minister said should get its due share of water.

The State is asking for its rightful share and not Punjab's share, he said.

Khattar said while both states had been allotted equal share of 3.5 Million Acre Feet (MAF) water under the water sharing agreement, was getting only 1.62 MAF.

Since 1981, has been utilising 1.88MAF water that rightfully belongs to He said the Supreme had already dismissed the proposal of the to terminate the agreements.

Khattar said that the people had complete faith in the Constitution, and the people of the State believe that would get its rightful share of water so that maximum food grains could be produced and they could get adequate drinking water.

Ministers and leaders of other parties in the State also appealed to the President to consider favourably the interests of the people of the State.

The delegation included top BJP Ministers from the state and Congress leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is a former chief minister, state Congress chief Ashok Tanwar, CLP leader Kiran Choudhry, State INLD President Ashok Arora, Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and (BSP) MLA Tek Chand Sharma.

Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, Finance Minister Abhimanyu, Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar, Health Minister Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain and State Subhash Barala were also present.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 21:28 IST