Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab govt for drug menace

  • None, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 19:13 IST

Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats.

"The Punjab government never thought to eradicate unemployment in the state, due to which the youth got frustrated and slipped to drug addiction," the AAP leader claimed.

Mann, an MP from Sangrur Parliamentary seat, said, "When the roots of a tree are infected then there is no benefit in spraying medicine on leaves as it would be useless exercise." He alleged that drug lords and dealers were roaming freely in Punjab and police was catching poor youth who are drug addicts.

The AAP leader was in the city for promotion of his upcoming Punjabi movie.

He alleged that the SAD-BJP combine government was "unable" to control drug addiction among youth.

Venting his ire on NDA government, Mann said he was still living in a hotel in Delhi as the Narendra Modi-led government failed to allot him official accommodation.

Mann also took a dig at former BJP MP from Amritsar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and said that he was daring enough to speak against chief minister Paraksh Singh Badal during public rallies in Haryana, but can't do it inside Punjab.

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