27/01/2017 7:37 PM IST | Updated 27/01/2017 7:37 PM IST

PM Modi Says Indus Water Going To Pakistan Should Be Given To Punjab Farmers

He was speaking at an election rally in Jalandhar.

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JALANDHAR -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised more water to the farmers of Punjab, saying it will come from the Indus river.

"Farmers in Punjab should get more water. We have decided that Indus water, which goes to Pakistan, should be given to India," Modi said while addressing an election rally


Punjab goes to the polls on February 4.

Earlier in November, the Prime Minister had made a similar statement, saying the water belongs to the Indian farmers.

"That water belongs to the Indian farmers. We will do whatever we can to give enough water to our farmers," he had said on November 25 in Bhatinda in Punjab.


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