The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Monday gave finishing touches to its January 16 'chakka jam' programme in support of the party's demand for a CBI probe into the drug racket.
PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa presided over the meeting.
After the meeting, Bajwa said PPCC office-bearers, including vice-presidents, general secretaries, secretaries and district Congress presidents had decided to advance the chain hunger strike. Now, the fast would begin on January 19 at the Congress Bhawan here.
Two groups from each assembly segment would take part in the hunger strike every day, along with 100 workers from each constituency. Congress workers would also hold a candlelight vigil in the Sector 17 plaza daily, he added.
Bajwa said the Congress was fully united and stood by him on the issue of demanding a CBI inquiry into the drug racket. He said the Congress had given one week's time to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to take a decision on ordering a CBI probe. He said the PPCC would move the Punjab and Haryana high court on January 15 to seek an inquiry by the premier investigating agency.
The PPCC president said he was also sending letters to other political parties, social and religious organizations, and non-government organisations to seek support for the Congress against drug menace. He added that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) had extended full support to the PPCC programme.