Bhupinder Singh Hooda calls Punjab resolution on Chandigarh ‘political rhetoric’, says it ‘belongs to Haryana’
Calling Punjab’s resolution claiming Chandigarh was political rhetoric, Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Monday that Chandigarh belongs to Haryana and always will. Hooda chaired the Congress Legislative Party meeting at Haryana Bhawan in Delhi on Monday. 24 deputies were present at the legislative party meeting.
“Today in the PLC meeting, we discussed the resolution passed in the Punjab Assembly regarding Chandigarh. We will strongly oppose this resolution as Chandigarh belongs to Haryana,” Hooda said after the meeting. . Hooda further stated that based on the report of the Shah Commission, Chandigarh belongs to Haryana and will remain so. He said there were three issues between Punjab and Haryana – water, land and Chandigarh.
“There is a question of water (SYL), land and capital. We will first raise the question of water. Punjab has passed this resolution many times, but it makes no sense. This is just a political thing Punjab Assembly is just political rhetoric Apart from that in the BBMP (Bhakra Beas Management Board) the conventional member was from Haryana But the government central has made an amendment. We will also raise this issue,” Hooda said. He said a resolution would be presented to the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday. “We will strongly oppose it. If necessary, we will also go to see the President of India,” Hooda added.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday proposed a resolution in the assembly calling for Chandigarh to be handed over to the state. (ANI)
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