Haryana Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma said that the people of Haryana have a right to the water of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls himself son of Haryana, if he really means it then he should get the SYL water to the state, said the Minister while talking to media persons in Chandigarh.
Sharma said that the Aam Aadmi Party government is in both Delhi and Punjab. If Arvind Kejriwal is so concerned for Haryana, then he should strive to get the rights of Haryana and SYL water from Punjab. Today there is an acute shortage of water in South Haryana. Apart from this, the state also needs water for agriculture; we should get our share of water, he added.
The Transport Minister said that the clean water of Yamuna is used by the Delhi Government and the water from the treatment plant is released to Haryana. Because of this people of Gurugram, Faridabad, Mewat, Palwal get contaminated water. Cancer patients are increasing in these districts because of this contaminated water.
Responding to a question, Sharma said that the country and the state of Haryana is progressing under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister. The Chief Minister of Haryana has done the work of developing the entire state without any discrimination. No district has been left in the state where development works are not being carried out.