Newly elected Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has today said that his government will try to convince the Supreme Court on the Sutlej Yamuna link canal issue. Speaking to India Today, he said that the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP Government in the state could not argue the case properly before the Supreme Court. Both Haryana and Punjab are in contention over the issue and the case is currently pending in the Supreme Court.
While pointing that he was capable of taking tough decision, the chief Minister also said that his government will probe the cases of corruption in the state. Speaking about former Test cricketer nd his cabinet colleague Navjot Dingh Sidhu, he said that even while the later wants to continue with his television assignments, the advocate general will see whether he can continue with it or not.
Meanwhile former Punjab chief minister and his predecessor Parkash Singh Badal and politely turned down the gesture of Amarinder Singh of a government accommodation. After coming to know that Parkash Singh Badal was looking for a suitable residence after leaving the office, Amrinder had offered to provide him a a government accommodation of his choice free of cost.
In his reply to the chief minister, the SAD patron said even as he was thankful to CM from core of his heart, he was making his own arrangements for stay. He further said that , while staying in the Opposition, his party will support any good decision of the Congress Government in the state.
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The former chief minister further said that his party do not believe in confrontation just for the sake of it and added that if the new government has the will to fulfill promises it can do so easily as their manifesto was prepared by none other than former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who would not have made these promises if he thought unjab government’s treasury was empty.
(With inputs from PTI)