The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday lambasted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for shielding former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for their failure to check the drug menace in Punjab during the Congress regime.
“While Manmohan Singh maintained a stony silence even after being informed by former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi about the enormity of drug menace in Punjab during the 2012 assembly polls, Amarinder chose to side with Akali cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia by opposing the CBI probe,” said AAP MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann.
Mann said Quraishi had written a two-page letter to the then PM lamenting the staggering scale of drugs seized during the election campaign in Punjab in 2012. Quraishi had also informed Manmohan that “every conceivable drug is being abused in Punjab”.
Instead of taking stern action against the spread of drugs in the state, Manmohan chose to keep mum and even kept the twopage letter buried under files.