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An all-party delegation of Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today called on President Pranab Mukherjee here for considering Haryana's appeal for implementation the Supreme Court 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 Haryana 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, Haryana was getting only 1.62 MAF.
Since 1981, Punjab has been utilising 1.88MAF water that rightfully belongs to Haryana. He said the Supreme Court had already dismissed the proposal of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to terminate the agreements.
Khattar said that the people had complete faith in the Constitution, and the people of the State believe that Haryana 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 Bahujan Samaj Party (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 BJP President Subhash Barala were also present.