After Supreme Court’s historic verdict on Satluj-Yamuna Link canal, the political scene in Punjab has heated up in run-up to polls.
The political parties came fore against the decision where the state is bound to share the Ravi-Beas waters with neighboring states. The order restores and revises the law passed by the Supreme Court in 2004 where Central govt. was directed to mobilize a central agency to take over the control of the canal works from Punjab at once.
Countering the hullabaloo, Congress leader Amarinder Singh quit the Lok Sabha and other party leaders resigned from the Punjab Assembly soon after the Supreme Court struck down the unilateral cancellation of the water sharing agreement. The Congress went into a huddle and started blaming the opposition.
The dramatic Congress screeches out loud and filed the resignations. But the other side of the story is Amarinder Singh remained absent for majority of Lok Sabha sessions. His present percentage is less than 6%. So even if he resigns, it hardly makes a difference.
Secondly, the prime accused in the SYL issue is Congress. It was the same party which laid the foundation stone of SYL canal. It was at Kapoori village in Patiala district where Indira Gandhi had performed the ceremony of SYL as Prime Minister in 1982. And Amarinder Singh accompanied her during the same.
Congress always put the interests of Punjab at stake to grab power. Amarinder Singh’s resignation is a political drama. If he was serious on the issue, he would have resigned from Congress party.