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Badal attacks Congress over its proposed sit-ins against drugsfor Human Rights

Pillorying the Congress over its proposed sit-ins against drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday alleged the party did nothing to eradicated the menace during its two decades in power at the Centre and was now tying to score "brownie points" on the grave issue.



Lambi: Pillorying the Congress over its proposed sit-ins against drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday alleged the party did nothing to eradicated the menace during its two decades in power at the Centre and was now tying to score "brownie points" on the grave issue.

The five-time Chief Minister "dared" Congress leadership to list a "single achievement" in checking the supply of drugs from across the border while it was in the power at the Centre.

"It is a well known fact that the state Congress leaders have remained tight-lipped all these years on this grave issue.

"Today, when the SAD-BJP government is working for eradicating the menace of drugs from the state, the Congress leadership is resorting to such a cheap tactic to score brownie points before media," he told reporters here.

Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa yesterday said that his party will stage 'dharnas' on January 5 in all the districts, demanding dismissal of the SAD-BJP government for allegedly "inciting people against the security forces".

Earlier, the ruling SAD had diluted its stand on its proposed sit-ins on drug smuggling.

The BJP ally had on Sunday announced that it will organise 'dharnas' on the international border on January 5 to "pressurise the BSF" to stop entry of drugs from "Pakistan".

However, a day later, the SAD said it will hold three dharnas near the IB check points to "create awareness" about drugs as well as focus on the need for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan.

Badal today said that the state was fighting nation's war against drugs as Punjab was on the transit route of the drugs supplied across the globe from international border.

"Due to this, the SAD has decided to initiate mass awareness campaign against drug menace in the state and as part of that protests will be held at Attari, Hussainiwala and Sadki borders on January 5," he said.

From Zee News

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