INLD ready for open debate on Yamuna accord

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Chandigarh, Oct 10 (UNI) Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) secretary general Ajay Singh Chautala today accepted Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's challenge for an open debate on the Yamuna accord.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Chautala said his party was ready for a debate with Mr Hooda on any public platform or in front of the media not only on the Yamuna accord but also on the issues relating to Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Special Economic Zone (SEZ), water and power crisis and the law and order situation in the state.

Terming the welfare schemes announced by the Hooda government at the recent Bijli rally in Jhajjar district as ''mere eyewash,'' he alleged none of the schemes announcedby the Hooda government so far had been implemented.

He aleged the all-party House committee recently constituted by the Haryana Assembly Speaker to review the Yamuna accord was a ''cover up'' effort.

He said if the Hooda government was serious about the issue, it should terminate the accord. The INLD, he said, had opposed this accord on sharing of Yamuna waters which was signed by former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal.

The Hooda government had recently urged trhe Speaker to form a committee to review the accord which had reduced the Haryana's share in the Yamuna waters by about 33 per cent.


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