JALANDHAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has again vowed that East Punjab would be given water drawn from Indus river but did not elaborate on it.
Addressing a rally in Jalandhar, Modi said, “We have taken a very bold decision that water from Indus river, on which we have rights but is flowing into Pakistan, be given to Punjab. We shall take the water on which India has its right and will then give it to Punjab”.
Under the treaty, water of six rivers -Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum -were to be shared between the two countries.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had pointed out that taking river water away from Punjab was the biggest wrong against it. He said earlier Congress regimes committed several excesses against the state, including religious, economic and political.
“Our biggest issue is of water. We had water and our farmers fed the entire country. Water is nature’s gift and not given by any government” Badal said.