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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has flayed the SAD-BJP government in Punjab saying that the ‘drug sales is the only flourishing trade in the state.’
“My party will curb the menace in a month if we are voted to power,” Gandhi said. He was in Jalandhar on Sunday for a protest dharna against the alleged drug menace in the state.
The Congress vice-president, accompanied by party leader Sunil Jakhar, went to the enclosure where party workers were sitting and greeted them before sitting among them on the ground.
He said, “Akalis mocked me when I said drugs are destroying Punjab’s future. If the Congress comes to power, the drug problem will be curbed in a month as we intend to give more powers to the police,” he said.
“There are good police officers in Punjab Police who want to work but the state government isn’t giving them required freedom to function. We will strengthen their hands,” he added.
Congressmen slammed Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for the drug menace and their transport business which were harming the state. Senior leaders like Capt Amarinder Singh, Harish Chaudhary, Partap Singh Bajwa, Charanjit Channi, Ambika Soni, Lal Singh, Manpreet Badal, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Ravneet Bittu were present.
Gandhi’s rally came as the Aam Aadmi Party attacked the Congress for handing charge of its affairs in Punjab to senior leader Kamal Nath, bringing up allegations against him of involvement in the anti-Sikh Delhi riots of 1984. – CINEWS