Rahul Gandhi Leads Protest Against Drugs Menace In Punjab
JALANDHAR: Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi made a searing attack on the Akali Dal-led government in Punjab on 13th June, 2016, accusing it of encouraging the illegal trade of drugs in the state and promised to end the menace in a month if the Congress is voted to power in assembly elections to be held early next year.
The Congress Vice-President led a protest in Punjab’s Jalandhar city against the drug menace in the state. He was accompanied by members of the PCC President, Capt. Amrinder Singh, former PCC President Shri Pratap Singh Bajwa, IYC President, Shri Amrinder Singh Raja Brar, Senior Congress leaders from the State and large numbers of partymen attended the protest to highlight the alleged deterioration in the law and order situation in the state.
He also attacked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Prakash Badal by saying: “They talk of ease of doing business. The only business which is easy to do in Punjab is that of drugs.” All that needs to be done is to give the police a free hand. “Free them from the clutches of the Akalis. Once that is done, the business of drugs would come to an end with in four weeks,” the Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said.
He said that only Congress can rid Punjab of drugs. “When we raise these issues, they make fun of the Congress party. They deny all problems of Punjab, but it is not true. Till the youth of the state is liberated, the state cannot progress,” he declared.
Rahul Gandhi Leads Protest Against Drugs Menace In Punjab Can rid Punjab of Drug problem in a month if we came to Power:Rahul Gandhi The Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi also blamed the Akali Dal and the BJP, allies both in the state and at the Centre, for the trouble that Bollywood film Udta Punjab, based on drug abuse in Punjab, had had with the censor board.”Today they are banning the film Udta Punjab because they don’t want to admit the truth; because it is profitable for them,” Congress Vice President alleged.
Congress Vice President went on to ridicule those who made fun of him for going to meet farmers in Bhatta Parsaul, but farmers know who fought for them and who didn’t. “The way we fought against the land ordinance, in same manner we will fight against the drugs problem,” he added. While concluding his speech Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said we will bring Punjab back on tracks together, aglongwith the industrialization in Punjab and will
bring back the pride of the farmers.