Chandigarh: Protesting against the drug menace in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday claimed that the state has become a "drug haven" due to "connivance" of ruling SAD-BJP coalition.
"Punjab has become a drug haven due to the connivance of both the partners of this corrupt SAD-BJP ruling coalition," Zonal Incharge of AAP, Col C M Lakhanpal (retd) said.
Earlier fingers were being pointed on Shiromani Akali Dal leaders for being part of Drug mafia but the recent arrests have "proved" that BJP leaders are equally involved in this menace, Lakhanpal said.
Punjab's youth is getting destroyed due to the "highly criminal and nefarious activities of these so called leaders", he alleged.
"It is the greatest misfortune of the state that those who were supposed to be caretakers have become the devils themselves who are devouring an entire generation of Punjabis for their insatiable greed," he said.
The people of Punjab are now aware of the duplicity of their politicians and will teach them an unforgettable lesson in 2017 assembly polls, the Zonal In-charge claimed.
The party activists held silent protests in front of the Deputy Commissioners' offices in various places in the state, a party spokesperson said here.
Wearing their signature caps and bands, the AAP activists carried placards shaming the ruling SAD-BJP coalition for being "hands in glove with drug traffickers", the Spokesperson added.
Earlier, in his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio, Prime Minister had said the drug menace is a "national pain".
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier claimed that 70 per cent of youths in the state were into drugs
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal also said that his government was fighting a "war" on drug menace in the state.