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Punjab to file review petition on SYL

NEW DELHI, JUNE 10. Punjab today said it would file a petition seeking review of the recent Supreme Court judgement on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.

The Apex Court in its June 4 judgement had ordered the Centre to immediately take up construction of Punjab portion of the SYL canal, rejecting the Amarinder Singh Government's plea for review of an earlier Apex Court directive for completion of the canal.

``We will file a petition for review of the judgement. All legal recourse available to us will be taken,'' the Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, told reporters here.

He said the fact that nine lakh hectares of land in Punjab will go dry in the event of providing water to Haryana through the proposed canal can not be overlooked.

The adverse human and social impact of building the SYL canal has to be looked into, he added.

He refuted charges that the legal team of the State had not done its homework well and said: ``If you can find a better lawyer than Fali Nariman, then tell me. I do not think we could have had a better team''.

Haryana has been pressing for expeditious construction of the Punjab portion of the SYL canal, citing severe shortage of water to its residents and alleging that non-construction of the canal was depriving the State of its due share of water from the inter-state rivers.

Punjab has vehemently denied charges levelled by its neighbour and contended that Haryana has less land but more water than Punjab.

Chandigarh: The Punjab Chief Minister has convened an all-party meeting to discuss the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue here on June 12.

All political parties and other organisations and some individuals concerned have been invited to attend the meeting scheduled for June 12 at Punjab Bhawan, the Chief Minister's media advisor, B. I. S. Chahal, here said.

This would be the second all- party meet to be convened by the Punjab Chief Minister. He had earlier called such a meet in December 2002 following the then Supreme Court judgement that the Punjab Government should initiate the completion of the canal within a year.

Meanwhile, the SAD president, Parkash Singh Badal, today said at a press conference here that his party would cooperate with the the Punjab Chief Minister if he came up with a solution to the SYL imbroglio in interest of the State.

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