Chandigarh, August 12
Reiterating that Punjab is but to provide Haryana its rightful share of area within the frequent 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, gives for 40 per cent of the area within the meeting constructing to the Haryana, which, nonetheless, has bought solely 27 per cent of the area until now.
At least 20 rooms of the Haryana share in meeting constructing is within the possession of Punjab, he added.
“We are not begging, but demanding only our rightful share. We are asking for what is our rightful share in the assembly building,” Gupta mentioned.
Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Okay P Singh, nonetheless, had earlier claimed that “not an inch was due” to Haryana within the meeting constructing.
Gupta, nonetheless, 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 practically 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 difficulty.
“He had said the two secretaries would meet and discuss the issue. Later, I do not know what happened and he went back on his word. The meeting never took place. Now, without the two sides having any meeting or discussion, 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 difficulty 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 concern.
“Fifty-three years have passed since Haryana was carved out of Punjab. We are only asking for our due share in the assembly building in Chandigarh (which serves as the common capital of both the states),” he mentioned.
Since Haryana got here into existence on November 1, 1966, each states are having frequent 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 area for work, additional bettering the functioning of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha.
Punjab Speaker Singh, nonetheless, had earlier mentioned the difficulty has already been sorted out.
“I have examined it, I have checked it, if there was even one inch of space, we would have definitely given it. But there is nothing that we have to give,” he had instructed PTI just lately. — PTI