ABVP demands CBI probe, to launch state-wide agitation from January 12 | punjab | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 15, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

ABVP demands CBI probe, to launch state-wide agitation from January 12

A day after holding a protest against Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded a CBI probe against all political leaders whose names have been surfaced in the drug racket.

punjab Updated: Dec 27, 2014 20:25 IST
HT Correspondent

A day after holding a protest against Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded a CBI probe against all political leaders whose names have been surfaced in the drug racket.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, ABVP national executive member Pankaj Mahajan said even as the names of three leaders of the ruling party had been surfaced in the drug racket, the Punjab government had accepted the resignation of just one minister and was hesitant to seek registrations from the other two ministers.

Raising a question mark on the functioning of the state government, Mahajan said: “On the one hand, the government is seeking a grant of crore of rupees from the Centre for the eradication of the drug menace, while on the other, it is resisting to take action against its ministers, whose names have been surfaced in the multi-crore racket.”

“We are going to start a state-wide agitation from January 12 to January 23 against those leaders whose names have been emerged in this business. On December 29, we will handover a memorandum to the governor in this regard,” Mahajan added.

He also condemned the arrest of 10 ABVP activists by the Jalandhar police while burning an effigy of Majithia. State vice-president Pavitar Pal Singh and local president Ajay Rekhi were also present on the occasion.