Adding fuel to the fire on the issue of Chandigarh international airport, Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today claimed that the airport belonged only to Punjab and “under no circumstances Haryana will be allowed to stake claim over it”.Talking on the sidelines of a religious function in memory of Tarlochan Singh, father of Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma here, Majithia said the state government made ample efforts to make the airport functional. “The airport is located in Mohali and it undoubtedly belongs to Punjab,” he said, adding that only Punjab had the right to name it.Earlier this week, Haryana objected to Punjab’s claim on the airport by calling it “Mohali International Airport” in newspaper advertisements and hoardings. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar shot off a letter to his Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal expressing “deep anguish” over the matter.“We have already named the airport as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh International Airport. I think Haryana should have no objection to it,” the minister said.Taking a dig at AAP, he said the party had lost its “little” support that it claimed it had in Punjab. “AAP leaders have shown their true colours by comparing ‘panj pyaras’ with their party leaders. The party stands exposed now,” he alleged.Agriculture Minister Tota Singh and Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema were also present on the occasion.
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