Congress workers on Monday held a district-level protest against the Shiromani Akali Dal’s decision to hold dharna against the Border Security Force over the issue of drug smuggling across Indo-Pak border.
They also demanded that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal should be chargesheeted under sedition charges over his decision.
Addressing the gathering, Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira said Punjab that was once known for sports culture has now become a hub of drug smugglers.
“Drug smugglers in Punjab are being facilitated by Sukhbir and Bikram Majithia for hassle-free sale of drugs,” he alleged.
He alleged that when the name of former jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur’s son Damanvir Singh emerged in the drug racket case, the SAD immediately demanded the minister’s resignation whereas it didn't asks Phillaur MLA Avinash Chandar and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to resign as their names are also revealed by drug lord Jagdish Bhola during interrogation.
“Majithia is the brother-in-law of the deputy chief minister and Avinash is a major fund raiser for them, SAD gave them clean chit without conducting any investigation,” he alleged.
Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjit Singh said the SAD has taken over cable, real estate, sand, transport business in Punjab and now they want to destroy the youth’s future of by providing drugs to them.
“Just to change the issue and hide Majithia’s name in the drug-racket case, SAD is playing drama by holding dharna against BSF which is on border to protect the civilians,” he said.
He said that by holding dharna against the BSF, SAD is demoralising the security forces and disturbing the peace in the state by inciting violence.
Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of getting back the black money from Swiss accounts and to transfer `15 lakh in the common people’s accounts in 100 days have fallen flat.
The Congress workers have handed over a memorandum to President of India through the deputy commissioner, demanding the President’s rule in Punjab by dismissing the government, chargesheet under section 124-A of IPC against deputy CM and CBI investigation in the multi-crore synthetic drug racket.