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Brar non-committal on PPCC hunger strike

chandigarh Updated: Jan 23, 2014 14:50 IST
Bahadurjeet Singh
Bahadurjeet Singh
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Senior Congress leader and former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar is non-committal on participating in the hunger strike started by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) in support of its demand for a CBI inquiry into the multi-crore drug racket in the state.

Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, Brar said he had not been invited to join hunger strike so far and that he would take a decision on whether to participate in the protest or not if he was invited for the same.

Brar, who was at Rupnagar to seek suggestions from lawyers on his campaign against drugs, called upon people to come forward and support him in his fight against drugs in the state. "I call upon all the right thinking people to join hands by rising above party lines on this core issue of drugs, which has gripped the state," Brar said.

He thanked the Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice for expressing concern over the most important issue of drugs in the larger interest of people.

Brar said he would visit various Bar associations of the state in the coming days to seek suggestions over the issue of drugs and would submit these suggestions before the Punjab and Haryana high court on January 29.

He said the prisons in the state had become dens of drugs and appreciated the role of former Punjab director general of police (prisons) Shashi Kant Sharma in highlighting the issue of drug trade.

Brar said the menace of drugs and intoxicants would be the main issue in the Lok Sabha elections in the state and people would reject candidates, who would distribute intoxicants to win the elections.

In reply to a question, Brar said he would contest the Lok Sabha election if the party decides so. Earlier, he addressed members of the District Bar Association, Rupnagar.