Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Monday took on the Akali Dal-BJP mix for patronising drug enterprise within the state whereas main a protest in opposition to the menace in Jalandhar. He mentioned the Punjab Police was succesful coping with the drug drawback however its fingers have been tied by the Punjab authorities.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, he mentioned: “Modiji and Badalji discuss ease of doing enterprise.
Punjab has just one enterprise the place there may be ease and that’s medicine enterprise. That enterprise is protected by Akali Dal.”
The Congress’s dharna was additionally to protest the deteriorating regulation and order state of affairs in Punjab. Rahul, who arrived on the venue one hour late, didn’t sit within the enclosure meant for him, however sat with Congress employees on the bottom. As occasion employees began taking selfies with him, Captain Amarinder Singh too needed to come and be part of Rahul.
“Captain (Amarinder Singh) had mentioned this earlier too…if one desires to take away medicine from Punjab, then one wants give Punjab Police a free hand…If Punjab Police can curb terrorism, why can’t it eradicate medicine. There are good cops right here who wish to curb this menace, however they don’t seem to be given key posts…the Congress will do it,” mentioned Rahul.
Attacking Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal for mocking him for saying that 70 per cent of Punjab’s youth was caught within the drug entice, Rahul mentioned: “Sukhbir Badal had mocked me and mentioned that I used to be defaming Punjab….They mocked me as a result of they needed to proceed their drug enterprise right here…Punjab can not go forward until the time its youth, which is chained to medicine, is free of this drawback; and it may be performed solely when folks will admit it and assist the Congress in its combat in opposition to medicine.” He added that the ruling occasion needed Udta Punjab banned in Punjab because it didn’t wish to admit the truth.
Rahul promised that the Congress will deliver a stringent regulation to curb drug menace, including that properties acquired by utilizing drug cash will likely be forfeited to lift funds for the welfare of Punjab’s youth.
“You’ll have to put proper officers on the job and take away inefficient ones and this work shouldn’t be being performed by Akali Dal. Whenever you do that job and also you finish the nexus of police and Akali Dal, then the medicine drawback will likely be addressed in a single month…Those that have made cash, massive homes and robbed the youth of their cash from this medicine commerce, we are going to get that cash again (from them) and return it to you. We’ll deliver a regulation and deploy the police in the precise method to cease the menace,” mentioned the Congress vice-president.
Aside from the problem of medicine, PPCC chief Captain Amarinder Singh raised regulation and order issues within the state, the problem 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 on the occasion took on Punjab Income Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on the medicine problem, 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 on the venue that noticed occasion employees flip up in giant numbers.