Congress blames BJP government for drug abuse in Haryana

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after accusing the BJP of using Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission set up by its government in Haryana for a “malicious witch hunt”, the Congress on Saturday launched a further attack on the state’s Manohar Lal Khattar government, accusing it of pushing the youth “in the dangerous web of drug abuse”.

“Malgovernance and incompetence of BJP government has pushed the youth of Haryana in the dangerous web of drug abuse. Modi government at the centre and Khattar government in Haryana have utterly failed in providing avenues of employment or jobs to the young,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

“Agriculture as also trade and business, the two biggest employment generators, have borne the maximum brunt of failed policies of BJP government. There is all-round gloom and disappointment among the youth with no ray of hope from any quarter,” he added.

Congress also demanded the Khattar government issue a white paper bringing out the actual position of Haryana’s youth, who have been pushed into drug abuse.

“Action taken against the drug mafia, their numbers and details must also form part of the white paper for knowledge of people of Haryana,” said Surjewala.

He also said that ongoing police recruitment in Kurukshetra and terribly shocking events of drug abuse have proved that youth of Haryana are being pushed into intoxicant abuse by a cartel of drug mafia.

“Widespread spurt in crime in Haryana is a consequence thereof. In last 18 months of Khattar government, not a single youth of Haryana has been given employment while nearly 25,000 young people including guest teachers/computer teachers/daily wage employees have lost their livelihood,” he alleged.

He also hit out at the BJP government for creating a bitter caste division in the state breaking social harmony which has resulted into an atmosphere of distress and fear dissuading the industry from setting up any new unit or project.



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