Opposing the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal challenge, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday warned that “Punjab will burn” if the state is pressured to share water with Haryana.

At a gathering together with his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekh­awat, the Punjab CM referred to as SYL an emotive concern which might disturb safety.

The assembly was conv­ened on the instructions of the SC, which requested the Centre on July 28 to mediate betwe­en the 2 states on the long-pending SYL concern.