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Stop blame game over drugs, says BJP MP

chandigarh Updated: Jul 11, 2015 21:33 IST
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The political "blame game" over drug menace should stop, leaders of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have said, claiming that the amount of drugs seized should settle any doubt about the government's seriousness.

There was a drug problem in Punjab, BJP's Rajya Sabha member and national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna accepted on Saturday in a press conference here; but he said it was an exaggeration to claim that 70% of the state's young population was hooked.

Flanked by Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla and Punjab government's assistant media adviser Vineet Joshi, Khanna said that Joshi Foundation's campaign that was on since January would reach 1 lakh people to hand them folders educating them about the early signs of drug addiction.

"No government would like the drug menace to increase. But the others shouldn't also shirk their responsibility and indulge in just blame game. Identifying the symptoms of drug addiction at the right time can ensure timely intervention," said the MP.

About the campaign, he said that it was positive and focused on solutions without accusing anyone.