Ruling and opposition parties unitedly oppose Supreme Court's order
Chandigarh: Punjab is witnessing a rather unusual development. Generally, the opposition and the ruling parties work on different wave-lengths but it is not a case at present in the state. Both are united in opposing the Supreme Court decision to share river water with the neighbouring state of Haryana.
Both have proposed to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and convey their displeasure over the apex court's order given on Thursday.
The Congress has moved a step forward to score a point over its rival. Party's 42 legislators have resigned in protest against the judgement. A party MP Amrinder Singh had resigned on Thursday soon after the judgement was delivered.
Talking to media persons here on Friday Singh said the party members of assembly and parliament will meet the President and submit a memorandum against the order. He claimed that it was mainly because of mishandling of the issue by the government. that it has happened.
On the other hand, the ruling party called an emergency cabinet meeting and decided to urge the President to get the order reversed. A special session of the assembly has been called on November 16 to discuss the issue and chalk out the future course of action.
Not only has the court asked the Punjab government to share river water with Haryana but allowed construction of Sutlej-Jamuna link canal which was stopped by Punjab.
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