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    Chandigarh Civic Body Seeks Continuation Of UT Status

    Chandigarh Municipal Corporation
    Sunil Aswal
    April7/ 2022

    Chandigarh: Amid the tug-of-war between Punjab and Haryana to stake claim over Chandigarh, a longstanding dispute, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Thursday passed a resolution saying the city remains a Union Territory and that a legislative assembly be constituted. Only BJP councillors were present in its ruled civic body when the resolution was passed in the specially convened House. Congress, AAP, and Akali Dal councillors staged a walkout during the meeting. The resolution asked the Central government to tell both Punjab and Haryana to have its own capital cities. Currently, Chandigarh is the joint capital of both the states. Days after the Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution to shift Chandigarh to the state, Haryana on Tuesday passed a similar resolution unanimously by urging the Centre not to take any step that would disturb the existing balance till all issues emanating from the reorganisation of Punjab are settled, besides reiterating its claim over Chandi-garh. The Haryana Assembly has also urged the Central government to take measures for the construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal (SYL) in compliance with the Supreme Court's ...

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