Drugs the only business to flourish under Akalis: Rahul in Punjab

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Jalandhar, Monday. (Express Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Monday took on the Akali Dal-BJP mix for patronising drug business in the state whereas main a protest in opposition to the menace in Jalandhar. He stated the Punjab Police was succesful coping with the drug drawback however its arms have been tied by the Punjab authorities.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, he stated: “Modiji and Badalji speak about ease of doing business.

Punjab has only one business the place there may be ease and that’s medication business. That business is protected by Akali Dal.”


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The Congress’s dharna was additionally to protest the deteriorating legislation and order state of affairs in Punjab. Rahul, who arrived at the venue one hour late, didn’t sit in the enclosure meant for him, however sat with Congress staff on the floor. As occasion staff began taking selfies with him, Captain Amarinder Singh too had to come and be a part of Rahul.

“Captain (Amarinder Singh) had said this earlier too…if one wants to remove drugs from Punjab, then one needs give Punjab Police a free hand…If Punjab Police can curb terrorism, why can’t it eradicate drugs. There are good police officers here who want to curb this menace, but they are not given key posts…the Congress will do it,” stated Rahul.

Attacking Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal for mocking him for saying that 70 per cent of Punjab’s youth was caught in the drug lure, Rahul stated: “Sukhbir Badal had mocked me and said that I was defaming Punjab….They mocked me because they had to continue their drug business here…Punjab cannot go ahead till the time its youth, which is chained to drugs, is freed from this problem; and it can be done only when people will admit it and support the Congress in its fight against drugs.” He added that the ruling occasion needed Udta Punjab banned in Punjab because it didn’t need to admit the actuality.

Rahul promised that the Congress will deliver a stringent legislation to curb drug menace, including that properties acquired by utilizing drug cash shall be forfeited to increase funds for the welfare of Punjab’s youth.

“You will have to put right officers on the job and remove inefficient ones and this work is not being done by Akali Dal. When you do this job and you end the nexus of police and Akali Dal, then the drugs problem will be addressed in one month…Those who have made money, big houses and robbed the youth of their money from this drugs trade, we will get that money back (from them) and return it to you. We will bring a law and deploy the police in the right manner to stop the menace,” stated the Congress vice-president.

Apart from the difficulty of medication, PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh raised legislation and order issues in the state, the difficulty of farm misery and the promoting of presidency land by the SAD-BJP authorities. He additionally additionally mocked the Aam Aadmi Party as “topiwale”, and requested folks to watch out for them.

Many audio system at the occasion took on Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on the medication difficulty, whereas the Badals have been attacked for controlling land, sand, bus, and cable “mafia” in Punjab. All senior leaders of the Punjab Congress have been current at the venue that noticed occasion staff flip up in massive numbers.

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