The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) succeeded in ensuring the presence of a large number of people at their anti-drug rally at Barre Kee village in Ferozepur, but the use of a large number of school and college buses to ferry people to the rally raised several questions.
A number of buses belonging to various educational institutions of the region were found parked at the venue of the rally or ferrying SAD supporters to the rally and then back to their respective destinations.
The large number of SAD workers also gave tough moments to the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, who had a hard time to control their entry to the area near the international border as those who had come to a border area wanted to visit the border closely.
Meanwhile, small-time shopkeepers as well as hawkers at Barre Kee village made good business with a sea of people thronging the market to get whatever was available in the remote village even though SAD had made arrangements for a free 'langar'.
In the meantime, participants of the anti-drug rally here had different views with some were applauding the rally but others were questioning why the party, which is ruling the state and is part of the government at the Centre is not able to control this menace which is spoiling the lives of a number of Punjabis.