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Amarinder to meet PM tomorrow over SYL canal issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister is likely to seek the Centre's intervention in the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue during a meeting with Prime Minister Modi tomorrow.

According to sources, Amarinder is in the national capital and will apprise the Prime Minister tomorrow on Punjab's stand on the issue and is likely seek the Centre's intervention in the matter.

On March 2, in a stern message to Punjab, the apex had said its verdict allowing construction of the SYL canal in and has to be implemented.

Attorney General had on April 10 told the Supreme that a meeting has been called on April 20 by the Centre and it has invited and to resolve the decades-old contentious SYL canal issue.

The controversial 1981 water-sharing agreement came into being after was carved out of Punjab in 1966.

Sources say the Chief Minister may also raise with Modi the issue of possible revival of militancy in Punjab and Pakistan seeking to create disturbance in the border state.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 22:42 IST