The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
In view of the Supreme Court verdict annulling the “Punjab Termination of Agreements Act 2004”, the Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the Central Government to immediately intervene with both the governments of Punjab and Haryana and work out a mutually acceptable and beneficial agreement on the sharing of waters.
The BJP heads the central government and the Haryana government and is a partner of the ruling coalition in Punjab. Given this situation, the central government must urgently intervene to ensure that tensions do not escalate. It is imperative that an agreement be evolved at the earliest.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeals to the people of Punjab, Haryana and other concerned states not to fall victim to rousing of provocative passions and to maintain peace and harmony.