Aam Aadmi Party National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused SAD and Congress of befooling Punjabis on the issue of SYL. Addressing the media at Jagraon, Kejriwal said that both Congress and SAD are responsible for constructing SYL and are now shedding crocodile tears to misguide the people of state.“Parkash Singh Badal being CM of Punjab in 1978 acquired land for SYL and now in 2016 is trying to act as the savior of Punjab waters by passing resolution regarding it. He must clarify if he was wrong in 1978 or now in 2016.” said Kejriwal. Kejriwal said that then Prime Minister Indra Gandhi signed agreement regarding SYL and initiated construction work along with Captain Amrinder Singh. Even Punjab Congress welcomed the move at that time.
AAP leader accused Badal and Captain of being hand in glove to get power and misguiding Punjabis by submitting resignations.“Badal and Captain are trying to get political mileage of SYL issue. SAD-BJP are alliance partner in Punjab and the same alliance is in power at Centre and in Haryana but their leaders give different statement on SYL issue while in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.” said Kejriwal. He said that if SAD-BJP wanted to solve the issue they could have done it long ago but their motive is to politicize the issue near elections.Kejriwal said that only AAP can protect the waters of Punjab. He assured the people that nobody will be allowed to snatch the rights of state. AAP leader said that Punjab does not have extra water and question of giving it to any other state does not arise.