Modi threatens to stop water flow to Pakistan

Published: October 16, 2019
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I will stop this water and bring it to your houses, Indian PM says at rally. PHOTO: FILE

I will stop this water and bring it to your houses, Indian PM says at rally. PHOTO: FILE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that his government will stop water flowing to Pakistan and divert it to Haryana state.

Addressing an election rally in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, Modi said, “For 70 years, the water which belongs to India and the farmers of Haryana flowed to Pakistan. I will stop this water and bring it to your houses.”

Modi added the right of Haryana and Rajasthan’s farmers had not been granted by earlier Indian governments.

The Indian PM, meanwhile, appreciated initiative of Kartarpur corridor project which is about to be completed. He said the project would link India with the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan where the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev died.

Urging the people to re-elect the BJP again in the ensuing Assembly elections, Modi said that the state was witnessing progress due to “double engine” of development.

“The double engine of Modi in Delhi and Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana has resulted in unprecedented development of the state,” he added.

The Indian prime minister is currently in Haryana and is addressing rallies as part of BJP’s electioneering ahead of the Assembly polls.

The state will head for elections on October 21 in a single phase. Counting of votes will take place on October 24.

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