Punjab election 2017: We will put Majithia in jail before 15 April, claims Kejriwal

Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the AAP would be forming next government in Punjab and that Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia, whom his party accuses of having links with international drug dealers, would be put in jail before 15 April.

Kejriwal told media here that the name of Majithia, younger brother of Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Badal and brother-in-law of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, had figured in a multi-crore drugs racket in Punjab.

Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

"Majithia was named as kingpin of the drugs trade in Punjab by accused Jagdish Bhola and Jagjit Singh Chahal arrested by the police in the synthetic drug racket.

"The AAP government would not allow Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and members of his cabinet, facing corruption charges, to go scot free. We will constitute a Special Investigating Team to probe the ill-gotten wealth of the Badal family and recover every single pie of money looted from Punjab," said Kejriwal, who is also the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Food and Supplies Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, son-in-law of the Chief Minister, and Agriculture Minister Tota Singh, who were involved in food and pesticide scams, would also be brought to book, he added.

He said that eradication of drugs would remain priority of the AAP government, noting 40 lakh youth were addicted to drugs and "still the Badal family is shamelessly claiming that Punjab is a progressive state".

"We are running an incomplete government in Delhi. Give us opportunity to run a full government and see the difference of governance," Kejriwal added.

Published Date: Jan 17, 2017 20:47 PM | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2017 20:48 PM

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