Chandigarh, August 12
Reiterating that Punjab is but to provide Haryana its rightful share of house within the widespread meeting constructing for the 2 states, Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta on Wednesday asserted that he’s not begging however claiming the state’s proper.
Gupta made the declare citing provisions of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, which, he mentioned, offers for 40 per cent of the house within the meeting constructing to the Haryana, which, nevertheless, has bought solely 27 per cent of the house until now.
At the least 20 rooms of the Haryana share in meeting constructing is within the possession of Punjab, he added.
“We’re not begging, however demanding solely our rightful share. We’re asking for what’s our rightful share within the meeting constructing,” Gupta mentioned.
Punjab Meeting Speaker Rana Okay P Singh, nevertheless, had earlier claimed that “not an inch was due” to Haryana within the meeting constructing.
Gupta, nevertheless, reiterated that Haryana has not been given its rightful share within the meeting constructing after the creation of the state following the reorganisation of Punjab almost 54 years in the past.
He mentioned earlier when he had met the Punjab meeting Speaker, he had agreed to have a gathering organized between the secretaries of the 2 assemblies on the problem.
“He had mentioned the 2 secretaries would meet and talk about the problem. Later, I have no idea what occurred and he went again on his phrase. The assembly by no means happened. Now, with out the 2 sides having any assembly or dialogue, the Punjab Speaker has been saying that not an inch is due (to Haryana),” Gupta instructed reporters right here.
He mentioned he has additionally raised the problem with Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore, who can be the Administrator of Chandigarh Union Territory.
Gupta mentioned he would urge Badnore to intervene within the problem.
“Fifty-three years have handed since Haryana was carved out of Punjab. We’re solely asking for our due share within the meeting constructing in Chandigarh (which serves because the widespread capital of each the states),” he mentioned.
Since Haryana got here into existence on November 1, 1966, each states are having widespread buildings for his or her secretariats and assemblies in addition to having a standard excessive courtroom.
Gupta had additionally mentioned if given their share, Haryana officers would get sufficient house for work, additional enhancing the functioning of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha.
Punjab Speaker Singh, nevertheless, had earlier mentioned the problem has already been sorted out.
“I’ve examined it, I’ve checked it, if there was even one inch of house, we might have positively given it. However there’s nothing that we have now to provide,” he had instructed PTI not too long ago. — PTI