Chandigarh belongs to Punjab

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  1. Yusuf

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    CHANDIGARH: To the displeasure of Haryana government, Punjab governor Shivraj Patil has raked up the issue of Punjab's claim over Chandigarh during his speech in the state assembly.

    Patil in his speech has told the assembly that "Chandigarh and several other Punjabi-speaking areas have been kept out of the state and must be transferred back at the earliest."

    Reacting sharply to Patil's statement Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told the Times of India that Punjab government was in the habit of misleading people.

    "Chandigarh belongs to Haryana and there is no doubt about it as the Shah commission in 1966 had decided the fate of the city in favour of our state," said Hooda.

    He added that rather Haryana should be given its share of water as even the apex court has given its verdict on SYL in favour of the state.

    Terming Patil's statement as unfortunate, Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala said in a statement that Haryana would not give up its claim on Chandigarh till Punjab Hindi-speaking areas including Abohar, Fazilka and nearby 107 villages were transferred to Haryana.

    Chautala added that Patil being the constitutional head of Punjab should not have given this controversial unnecessary statement.

    It's not for the first time that claim has been staked over Chandigarh, a city designed by French architect le Corbusier.

    Both Punjab and Haryana have been at loggerheads not only over water but also over Chandigarh and have been demanding to make the city their capital.

    Most recently, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal had raised the issue at cm's conclave in Delhi in February last year.

    Sukhbir had told the chief ministers that Chandigarh had been denied to Punjab despite concrete assurances by the union government.

    Punjab has also been opposing Haryana's efforts to set up a separate high court for the state in Chandigarh terming it as an encroachment and Haryana on its part had asked Punjab to take the Punjab high court out of the city.

    Some two years back Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal had written to the law ministry saying that "Haryana should start moving its offices out of Chandigarh so that the UT can be transferred to Punjab."

    Haryana, on the other hand, has been demanding from the Union government to appoint Haryana governor as Chandigarh administrator, the highest administrative post of the union territory that has traditionally been given to the Punjab governor.

    As per the Rajiv-Longowal accord of 1986, which was eventually stalled, Chandigarh was to go to Punjab and in return the state was to transfer Hindi-speaking areas of Abohar and Fazilka to Haryana.

    Prior to this accord, Justice J C Shah commission, in its report submitted in 1966, when Haryana had come into existence, had recommended that Chandigarh should be a part of Haryana.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/12367154.cms
     
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    the whole himachal and haryana also belong to punjab.

    chandigarh has more connectivity to punjab than haryana in terms of people ,roads,culture etc
     
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    I thought these petty fights between the states were only between TN and its neighbors. But here we have two states fighting over a trivial issue. Whats the big deal on this anyway :notsure:.
     
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    Expect similar situation over Hyderabad if Telangana is ever announced.
     
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    As per the Rajiv Gandhi-Longowal pact,Chandigarh was to be handed over to Punjab by January 1986 with Haryana recieving adequate land for a new capital,but obviously with all things Gandhi the transfer was suspended indefinitely.
     
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    UK belongs to Punjab.

    Take it first! :rofl:
     
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    No...... Chandigarh neither belongs to Punjab nor Haryana. It will remain capital for both and Union territory.
     
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    Chandigarh do have some connectivity to Punjab but that doesn't mean it belongs to Punjab. Even 20% Delhi population is Punjabi. So ? Many 3rd generation Punjabi of Delhi don't have any relation with Punjab anymore.

    Chandigarh has also some connection with Haryana. Lots of Investment were done from Business community of Hisar and nearby districts of Haryana.

    Chandigarh is not Punjab.
     
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    pls understand the history of punjab and chandigarh and longewal-gandhi pact
     
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    already taken ray.come to UK u will realize
     
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    It was c.h.u.t.y.a.p. done by Nehru as he did in kashmir
     
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    It belongs to haryana. No doubt about it.
     
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    Historically, Even Lahore was part of Punjab.

    After partition, Punjab + HP + Haryana was single state. But you see many states were divided due to ethnic or/and administration point of view.

    Uttrakhand was part of UP a decade back. Jharkhand and Chattisgarh were also part of Bihar and M.P. a decade back. But Once state were divided. It's irreversible. Indeed, State like Chattisgarh and MP are totally similar in Culture, Language or anything. You name it and you will find common. Hardly any difference between these 2 states.

    But State like Haryana and Punjab are totally different. Only 10% people of Haryana speaks Punjabi. I bet in Delhi more people speak Punjabi. Unification of state is not so important. Indeed, Smaller states perform better according to track record. :)
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Are you from haryana galaxy ?
     
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    iam not arguing performance of state but Chandigarh belongs to Punjab. politically Chandigarh is merge with Punjab. Chandigarh has 1 to 50 sectors and they merge mohali from 51 to 80 sectors.on the other hand panchkula has separate sector system.
     
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    Canada is more connected to punjab :pound:
     
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    Sorry correction. Canada is Punjab. in fact Canadian govt made Punjabi as 3rd official language
     
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    Mohali can be part of Punjab.
    Panchkula can be part of Himachal Pradesh. (As it is close to it and most of the settlement are retired Gov. services from all 3 states)

    But Chandigarh should be part of Haryana. :namaste:
     
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    u made panchkula part of pakistan i dont care.u can not ignore the ground reality.mohali is merged with Chandigarh sector wise.. JAT punjab de honde ha haryane de lalle honde ha ya daffer haryanwi jaat
     
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    BTW, Punjab already have many major cities like Jalandhar, Patila, Bhatinda, Ludhiana, Amritsar and even Mohali.

    Whereas Haryana has few cities only like Ambala, Gurgaon, Faridabad. Last 2 cities are more like Delhi/NCR Region.
     

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