CM Amarinder Singh has reiterated that Chandigarh belonged to Punjab, while rejecting his Haryana counterpart’s suggestion to set up a Tricity Planning Board for the union territory, Panchkula and Mohali. Singh asserted that Punjab, being the only state without a capital, had a historical right over Chandigarh.
“Various accords in the past had given Chandigarh to Punjab but they were, unfortunately, not implemented,” said the statement. The Chief Minister, the statement added, asserted that Punjab was possibly the only state in the world without its own capital. “Haryana being a new state, should be assisted to set up its own capital, and Chandigarh… should be given to Punjab,” the statement quoted Singh.