If Punjab needs a better future, drug menace should stop: Rahul Gandhi in Jalandhar

Leading the protest in Jalandhar on Monday against the drug menace in the state, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Punjab government.

FP Staff June 13, 2016 14:29:25 IST
If Punjab needs a better future, drug menace should stop: Rahul Gandhi in Jalandhar

Leading the protest in Jalandhar on Monday against the drug menace in the state, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Punjab government.

If Punjab needs a better future drug menace should stop Rahul Gandhi in Jalandhar

File image of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

“On one side, Punjab has the drug menace and on the other, there’s unemployment and issues with law and order,” he said. “If Punjab needs a better future, there is no better way but to stop the drug menance in the state.”

Referring to Amarinder Singh’s vow to finish the drug menace in Punjab, he said that if Congress comes to power, this drug problem will be curbed in a month as the Congress intends to give more powers to the state police.

Attacking the Akali Dal, Gandhi said that it is important to give powers to the police to eradicate this problem and the Akali Dal leaders are not doing it.

"There are good police officers in Punjab police who want to work but SAD Govt isn't giving them the required freedom to function," he added.

The mass protest in Jalandhar was organised to highlight rampant drug abuse and collapse of law and order in Punjab in the wake of the controversy around Udta Punjab.

“Punjab has a crippling drug problem. Censoring Udta Punjab will not fix it,” Gandhi tweeted before the event.

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