We are looking at ways to stop water supply to Pakistan: Nitin Gadkari
Punjab : Issuing a warning to neighbouring nation Pakistan, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursdau said that the India will stop India's share of water flowing into the Pakistan if they do not take any concrete action against the terror groups.
“We have already started a study into the matter. The water that will be stopped from flowing into Pakistan will be given to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan,” Union minister for road transport and highways, shipping and water resources said at a press conference in Amritsar on Wednesday.
He explained that the water treaty between India and Pakistan is completely based on peaceful relations and friendship, which gets void with continuous attack on border. “So we are not bound to follow this treaty,” Gadkari said.
Campaigning in Punjab he also targeted Congress for making false promises during the polls.
“For 72 years since the country attained Independence, Congress leaders have been making such promises, but they all failed to deliver,” Gadkari said while campaigning for Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib, Darbara Singh Guru.
“When Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister, he promised to eradicate poverty. The same promise was made by his daughter Indira Gandhi, the grandmother of current Congress president Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
“The legacy followed and Indira Gandhi’s son, Rajiv Gandhi, who also became PM, promised to eradicate poverty. After that Rajiv’s wife Sonia Gandhi made Manmohan Singh the PM who also made a similar promise,” he said.
“Now, Rahul Gandhi is also promising that he will free the people of the country from poverty. He is promising to do what his ancestors could not. Does that mean nothing was done by all of them in 55 years of the Congress rule?” asks Gadkari.
The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha Polls 2019 will be done on May 23.