Chandigarh, Oct 18 (UNI) Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda today said the leaders opposing the Hansi-Butana Link Canal, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 354 crore, were not only against the interests of the farmers but also the enemies of Haryana.
Mr Deepender Hooda stated this while addressing public meetings at Nindana, Giravar, Kharanti, Indergarh, Chandi and Lakhan Majra villages of Meham Assembly constituency.
He invited the people to participate in the Meham Chaubisi Vikas Rally to be organized on October 28 at Anaj Mandi, Meham.
He said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had assured the farmers of the state equitable distribution of water. To fulfill this promise, construction of Rs 354 crore Hansi Butana Link canal and Rs 267 crore Dadupur Nalvi canal were being carried out by the state government.
The construction of both these canals would not only benefit the farmers of this area but also the farmers of the entire state, he added.
He said after the completion of Hansi Butana Link Canal, the flow of water from the Bhakra Dam would enable the farmers of each part of the state to get irrigation water for 20 to 25 days in a month.
He said this was quite surprising that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to halt the construction of Hansi Bhutana Link Canal was recommending the people to give political support to former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala in a rally organised at Ambala.
''Mr Om Prakash Chautala and sons were not only opposing the construction of this canal but also threatening to launch an agitation against it,'' he added.
Mr Deepender Singh Hooda said that Mr Chautala and his family should understand that people were supreme in a democratic set up and all the works were being carried out as per their wish and demand.
The Hansi Butana Link Canal, he said, was being constructed on the demand of people and political leaders like Mr Badal and Mr Chautala would never be able to halt its construction, he said.