Sukhpal Khaira spoke out against the creation of canals to divert Punjab river waters especially the Sutlej River. Sukhpal Khaira presented the last 40 year history on how hard Punjabis have worked to preserve the Punjab river waters. He stated that the Akali Dal should get Harsimrat Badal to resign over the BJP continuing work on creating canals to re-channel the river waters.
He stressed that the AAP will protest against any diversion of the rivers and that Punjab’s is already under a water crisis and according to international riparian laws the rivers can’t be diverted.
Sukhpal Khaira stated:
“Friends,now that the Modi Govt has prayed early completion of disputed SYL canal before the 5 member constitutional bench of Supreme Court.i urge Badal to recall his ‘bahu’ Harsimrat from the cabinet in protest and snap ties with the Bjp if he genuinely wants to protect the waters of Punjab-Khaira”