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Punjab water row: PM to convene meeting

July 13, 2004 14:02 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will soon convene a meeting of concerned chief ministers to resolve the water row between Punjab and its neighbouring states.

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Kishenchand Advani, who met the prime minister on Tuesday morning, said: "The prime minister shared our concerns and he assured us he will be calling the chief ministers to Delhi to discuss the issue."

The former deputy prime minister was accompanied by the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh.

Advani said the Punjab government's move would set a "worrisome precedent."

"We told him [the prime minister] that the Centre has a major role to play in solving the issue. We asked him to try to restore the status quo and, thereafter, the matter can be discussed,"Advani said.

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