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04 July, 2010

Jain urges Centre to resolve inter-state disputes

Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 3: Chairman of the National Legal Cell of the BJP, Satya Pal Jain, today urged the Centre to convene a meeting of northern states, including Punjab, Himachal, Haryana and Chandigarh to resolve inter-state disputes amicably.
Addressing a press conference here today, Jain, who is also in charge of the BJP in Himachal, said the only way such disputes between neighbouring states could be resolved was through dialogue. “Unfortunately, the Congress-led UPA regime has exhibited a very callous and rather indifferent attitude towards the matter,” he added.
Jain said it was the duty of the central government to step in and resolve such disputes.
“By convening a meeting of all chief ministers, automatically all political parties would be represented and disputes could be settled across the table,” he suggested.
He said the neighbouring states were opposed to each other on several issues such as extension of industrial package to Himachal, water sharing, royalty and now the latest issue of Haryana seeking a separate high court.
“Tension has been brewing between the neighbouring states. Hence, it is only appropriate that the Centre steps in to resolve such issues,” he said. ...