'Cong to set up special court to weed out drugs'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shahkot
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2014 09:07 IST

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday after coming to power 2117, following the assembly elections, the Congress government would set up special courts to weed out drug menace from the state and property of the drug smugglers would also be confiscated.

Addressing a workers’ meeting here, Bajwa said it was his commitment to the people that after forming a government, our first priory would be to crack a whip on the sale of drugs in Punjab. Nobody, how powerful he may be, would be spared in the fight against drugs.

Bajwa said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was “responsible for the terrorism” in the state by “misleading the youth to take arms” instead of pen. He said in this fratricidal war 33 thousand people lost their lives. He claimed that the Congress fought back terrorism and restored peace by sacrificing 2,400 workers and leaders, while “Badal had sent his family to America”. He declared that “Badal would meet the fate of Aurangzeb, Sadam Husain and Gaddaffi”.

Congress president said “government officials committing excesses by registering false cases against Congress workers would have to pay a price”. He said taking revenge was not his thinking, but if we did not take action, it would be considered our weakness.

He called upon the party workers to fight courageously against the excesses being committed by government officials and SAD workers.

He also addressed a workers’ meeting at Mehatpur.

PPCC general secretary Rajanbir Singh said Shahkot MLA and minster Ajit Singh Kohar was busy handling “illegal trade of drugs and sand”.

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