Congress’ Punjab, Haryana leaders at loggerheads on SC order

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Congress leaders from Punjab and Haryana 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 Haryana Randeep Singh Surjewala called it a “historic and pathbreaking” verdict.

“A historic & path breaking verdict by Supreme Court upholds Haryana’s claim on SYL. Victory for people, justice for Haryana. Satyamev Jayate!” Surjewala tweeted.

Amarinder Singh wrote in his resignation 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.

Surjewala tweeted: “It’s a victory of justice and truth. victory of the Constitution. In the interest of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji immediately implement the court order on Sutlej-Yamuna canal.”