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Congress' frontal organisations disagree on drugs issue in Goa

india Updated: Aug 20, 2010 13:35 IST

Two frontal youth organisations of the Congress--NSUI and GPYCC--have differed on the crucial issue of police-drug peddler nexus in Goa.

While National Students Union of India (NSUI) has launched a campaign 'War against drugs' the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (GPYCC) has not supported the same.

"I don't want to comment anything on the campaign started by NSUI. They are handling the issue," GPYCC President Sankulp Amonkar said reacting to a query.

Briefing media in Panaji, Amonkar said the drugs issue was not on their agenda. You can ask me question on any other issue, I am ready to reply. Its for Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) to support them."

NSUI on July 9, this year, began a campaign against rampant drug trade in the coastal state demanding action against policemen involved in pushing drugs into the market.

The youth wing also met All India Congress Committee General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on July 16 briefing him on the vexed drugs issue, which also got state home minister Ravi Naik's son into a major controversy.

NSUI's Goa State president Sunil Kawthankar who led the campaign was attacked by unknown people on July 23 when he was on his way to get signatures in support of the cause.

The Youth Congress, however, has kept mum on the matter.

"We are happy that someone from Congress is doing it. We will react at the right time," Paresh Dhadani, National Youth Congress General Secretary and Goa desk in charge said.

NSUI on the other hand has decided to go ahead with their campaign. "I am not getting the support whatever expected from them (Youth Congress)," Kawthankar said.

He said at least in future, the Youth Congress should come out in support of NSUI as the campaign is for the welfare of youths, who are suffering due to drug addiction.