AAP’s anti-drug campaign reaches Mansa

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mansa
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2016 15:50 IST
Aam Aadmi Party activists during a door-to-door campaign in Mansa on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

Aam Admi Party’s women wing, led by its state president Baljinder Kaur, carried out a door to door signature campaign in Mansa on Tuesday. The campaign is aimed at mobilising women voters against corruption, drug abuse and unemployment.

Party leader Baljinder Kaur said that unlike other parties, AAP would focus on the issues concerning women in the state. Talking to HT, Baljinder Kaur said, “Drug abuse is not an isolated issue, rather a woman is the worst sufferer in an addict’s family. The lady has to bear everything if the addict is her son, brother or husband.”

The campaign which was launched on June 17 will go on for a month and AAP aims to touch all the 117 assembly segments. “We have got the details of around 43,000 families across the state as the campaign was simultaneously launched in multiple assembly seats.”

In Mansa-Bathinda region, SAD and Congress have not been able to effectively involve their women volunteers for such events.

On being asked as how the AAP would tackle the drug menace in the state, the leader could not provide a specific solution, however she kept criticising SAD-BJP government for spreading the drug menace near the holy site of Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo.

“Despite all the prohibitory orders, liquor and drugs are easily available in Talwandi Sabo which houses one of the highest temporal seats of Sikhism. This is what the Akalis have brought the state to under their tenure.”

Later during the day, Baljinder also met the physical training instructors’ union which has been protesting in the district for the last 15 days. She spoke to their representatives and assured them of all the assistance before criticising the state government for muzzling the voice of dissent.

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