Shiromani Akali Dal delegation meets Punjab Governor, opposes Haryana’s land demand for assembly building
A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday met the Punjab Governor here and opposed Haryana’s proposed move of setting up an additional building of its state assembly here.
The delegation, which was led by SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, also raised the issue of alleged deteriorating law and order in the state.
Speaking to reporters after meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Badal said Union Territory Chandigarh belongs to Punjab and they will never allow allotment of land to Haryana for setting up its Vidhan Sabha here.
“We told Governor Saab that the people of Punjab will never tolerate that the land be allotted to Haryana in Chandigarh for setting up its assembly,” Badal said.
Haryana can construct the building of its assembly in Panchkula, he added.
Notably, Haryana has sought a 10-acre land in Chandigarh for additional building of its state assembly. It has identified the 10-acre piece of land adjacent to the traffic lights of Madhya Marg near railway station road junction. In lieu of it, Haryana has offered the 10-acre site in Panchkula.
Recently, Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta had met Punjab Governor Purohit and had discussed with him about land allotment.