Senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjit Singh on Saturday said the blame game within the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government over the drug racket was an attempt to deflect the public attention.
“While the BJP is directly blaming the Akali leaders and seeking resignation of Bikram Majithia, Akalis are trying to shift the blame indirectly on to the BJP saying drugs were being smuggled from across the border and also supplied from the BJP-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan,” he said in a statement, adding that in this blame game it was the Punjab youth who is suffering and falling prey to this scourge.
Rana said Punjab’s main drug problem was homegrown as the synthetic drugs were being produced locally and were not being smuggled in.
Lashing out at the BJP for trying to run with the hares and hunt with the hounds, he said, “The BJP had demanded the resignation of the revenue minister in public, while they also supported the government on the same issue when the Congress brought in the no-confidence motion in the Vidhan Sabha.”
“Shifting the blame on others amounts to self-deception and denial which will not help anyone -- neither the Akalis nor the people of Punjab,” he remarked.