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Congress' Punjab, Harya leaders at loggerheads on SC order

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Nov 10: Congress leaders from Punjab and Harya were at loggerheads on Thursday as the Supreme Court struck down the Punjab law scrapping all water-sharing agreements with other states. While Punjab Congress chief and Lok Sabha member from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from parliament as a mark of protest, Congress leader from Harya Randeep Singh Surjewala called it a “historic and pathbreaking” verdict.

“A historic & path breaking verdict by Supreme Court upholds Harya’s claim on SYL. Victory for people, justice for Harya. Satyamev Jayate!” Surjewala tweeted. Amarinder Singh wrote in his resigtion letter addressed to the Lok Sabha Speaker that he is resigning as a mark of protest against the deprivation of the people of the state of the Sutlej river water.

“I have quit, all the Congress MLAs will quit tomorrow (Friday) and we’ll go to the people now,” Singh told reporters. (IANS)

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