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Guest Column: How the ground for SYL was permanently removed

The current Punjab government should be grateful that the issue now is not between them and those who want the canal — the Centre, Haryana or the SC. Badal effectively removed forever the government from the scene and put the real masters – the people, or more specifically the farmers – in charge of the narrative of their destiny

JBC machines filling up the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal near Rajpura. (HT File)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 09:46 AM IST
ByHarcharan Bains

Parkash Singh Badal: Akali Dal giant who reshaped Punjab’s politics dies aged 95

In the tumultuous terrain of a front-line Sikh majority state, Parkash Singh Badal was the quintessential moderate, a secular man, and a fighter for Punjab.

In its 100-year-old history, Shiromani Akali Dal, one of the oldest regional parties, has not seen a figure as towering as Parkash Singh Badal . He was the state’s longest serving chief minister, at 17 years across five terms (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 05:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Parkash Singh Badal: Giant who reshaped Punjab’s politics dies aged 95

Parkash Singh Badal, a five-time chief minister of Punjab and the last surviving member of a political generation that saw independence, has died at 95. He was a pragmatic practitioner of communal harmony, a liberal and secular man, and an avowed protagonist of and a fierce fighter for Punjab?s interests.

Parkash Singh Badal with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Lal Khurana in 1996. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 12:21 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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