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‘40 lakh Punjab youth in drug net’: Kejriwal promises solution in a month

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), if it forms the government, will make Punjab drug-free within one month, party chief Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.

punjab Updated: Nov 26, 2016 22:09 IST
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Flanked by party candidates, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal addressed a rally at Mehatpur in Jalandhar on Saturday, November 26.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), if it forms the government, will make Punjab drug-free within one month, party chief Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.

Speaking on the sixth day of his 11-day tour of the state that goes to polls early next year, he said, “So far more than 40 lakh youth of Punjab are trapped in the drug network, spread by Akalis, and after formation of government in Punjab, AAP will break the supply chain of drugs within one month and drug-addicted youth would be rehabilitated by opening rehabilitation centres at war level within six months and giving them employment.”

The state has a total population of around 3 crore, thus 40 lakh constitutes 13% of it.

The Delhi chief minister said the Congress is giving “false hopes” to the people of Punjab by claiming that it would fight against the drug menace.

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