Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said that the government will strongly plead the case of state for Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in a meeting scheduled to take place on October 14th with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Interacting with the media persons here today, the Chief Minister said the meeting is taking place with his Haryana counterpart on the directions of the Apex court. He said that the state’s interests will be fully safeguarded in the meeting and the state government will forcefully put forward the point of view of Punjab on the issue. Bhagwant Mann said that they will go fully prepared in the meeting to ensure that rights of the state are fully protected on the matter.
The Chief Minister further said that unlike his predecessors, who usually evaded such important meetings, he will go fully prepared in the meeting. Bhagwant Mann said that he will go to the meeting after full homework to protect the interests of the state. He said that it is too early to derive any conclusion on the outcome of this meeting slated to be held later this week.
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said that there were no differences between the state government and Governor of Punjab. He said that the Punjab government is against inflation, unemployment, mafia and other maladies but it has cordial ties with the Governor. Bhagwant Mann said that if the Governor has desired, the state government will send the panel of three names for appointment of Vice Chancellor to him adding that otherwise the usual tradition had been that the Governor gives consent to the name proposed by the state government.