‘Cong MLAs will resign if SC decision is unfavourable to Punjab on SYL issue’
Accusing the Badal government of "failing" to properly defend the rights of Punjab on the SYL issue in the Supreme Court, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today announced that all party MLAs will resign en mass if the impending decision of the Apex court is "unfavourable" to the state.
Amarinder told reporters after a meeting of senior Punjab Congress and AICC leaders that the party had unanimously decided to stand by its earlier decision that all MLAs will resign en block in the event of the Supreme Court s decision going against Punjab.
He himself would resign from the Lok Sabha and go to the people s court, the Punjab Congress president said.
The meeting decided that the MLAs will submit mass resignations from the state assembly "in the interest of the people of Punjab, who will suffer serious shortage of water in the event of the SYL decision going against the state.
"The MLAs will resign from the Vidhan Sabha and come out on the streets to fight for the rights of the people of the state, it was decided at the meeting.
"We will be left with no option but to take to the streets in the interest of Punjab and its people, and the responsibility of this will be on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing to protect the rights of the state," said Amarinder.