Punjab Youth Cong activists start indefinite hunger strike
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 15:06
  
Ludhiana: Punjab Youth Congress activists on Sunday launched an indefinite hunger strike here against the growing menace of drugs in the state.

The State Youth Congress President Ravneet Singh Bittu is leading the group of youth activists who started the hunger strike.

Bittu, who is Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib constituency, said they were demanding that Punjab Government formulate a policy to help make the state drug-free.

Talking to reporters here, he demanded immediate formation of drug prevention board to be headed by retired judge from Punjab and Haryana High Court, which should lay down stringent laws for the drug peddlers.

"Everyday around 50 youth members of the youth Congress will sit on the hunger strike and then they will be replaced by the next 50, while I will sit continuously till Punjab government commits to give a time frame on formation of the board," Bittu said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 15:06


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