Decide Chandigarh issue before separate HC for Haryana: Badal

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 00:50

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the issue of Chandigarh with Haryana should be decided before the latter`s demand for a separate High Court.

"Before demanding a separate High Court for Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda should first decide the fate of Chandigarh in favour of Punjab," Badal said, when asked about Hooda`s demand for a separate high court.

Hooda in the Conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of the High Courts recently held in New Delhi, had sought separate High Court and demanded parity with Punjab in its share of judges in the existing common High Court.

Badal said, "Chandigarh belongs to Punjab. Haryana should give up its claim on Chandigarh. The city had been denied to Punjab despite concrete assurances by the union government."

He said as per Rajiv-Longowal accord of 1986, Chandigarh was to go to Punjab.

The two states have a common high court in Chandigarh since 1966, when Haryana was carved out of Punjab.

Badal said, "Chandigarh belongs to Punjab. Haryana should give up its claim on Chandigarh. The city had been denied to Punjab despite concrete assurances by the union government."

He said as per Rajiv-Longowal accord of 1986, Chandigarh was to go to Punjab.

The two states have a common high court in Chandigarh since 1966, when Haryana was carved out of Punjab.



First Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 00:50

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