Captain Amarinder launches drive against drugs in Punjab

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2016 21:57 IST

Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched the ‘Drug Free Punjab’ campaign here on Wednesday. International wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, known as Khali, was also present on the occasion.

The function was organised by Congress MLA Parminder Singh Pinki. Captain administered the oath to the gathering that “they will not only themselves touch the drugs, but will also ensure that none of their friends or relatives did so.”

“I will finish the problem of drugs in Punjab in four weeks after coming to power,” said the former CM.

“The production and trade of synthetic drugs was being patronised and controlled by Akali ministers,” he alleged.

“I will ensure that the Akalis are held accountable for the loss of thousands of lives due to drugs. They have destroyed an entire generation and I promise I will not spare them for this crime.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Great Khali cautioning against the drugs, exhorted the gathering to shun drugs and work for the better health and environment.

“I will soon visit other parts of state to work against the drug menace and will even open ‘wresting academies’ including at Ferozepur for the wider interest of youth of the province,” assured Khali.

“Youth should better channelise their energies in creative and constructive pursuits like the sports,” suggested Khali.

In the meantime, Pinki thanked the Great Khalli for conceding his request to come to Ferozepur, the martyr place and inspired youth for creative and constructive pursuits.

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