Congress will solve Punjab's drug problem in months: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi  on Saturday said that the drug problem in Punjab will be taken care after his party comes to power in the state as he visited Zirakpur today.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2016, 13:27 PM IST
Congress will solve Punjab's drug problem in months: Rahul Gandhi
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Chandigarh: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi  on Saturday said that the drug problem in Punjab will be taken care after his party comes to power in the state as he visited Zirakpur today.

Slamming the ruling SAD-BJP government, Gandhi scion said that the problem of drugs will be solved in months. "The present government in Punjab has been ignoring the drug issue. The drug problem will be solved in months if our party comes to power in the Punjab Assembly elections," Rahul said.

Terming drug issue as sensitive, the Congress leader said that the ruling government mocked him for raising the issue. "Drug problem has always been a very serious issue in Punjab. I raised this issue several times earlier, but Akali Dal made fun of me. We want to give a new kind of government in Punjab, one that is sensitive to people," he added.

Commenting on accusation that he had insulted Punjab on drugs issue, Rahul said, "Punjab is the heart of the nation and nobody can insult it. I have a special place for the state in my heart and all he wants is to help the people of the state. (Punjab ko koi badnaam nahi kar sakta, Punjab is desh ka dil hai. Punjab desh ko zindagi deta hai. Punjab ke liye mere dil mein jagah hai aur mai Punjab ki madad karna chahta hun.)

Gandhi, who reached  Punjab today morning, will hold a meeting with party workers and leaders in the state and discuss issues related to Assembly polls next year and the party's preparedness.