The Congress candidate from the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituency, Harminder Singh Gill, has set the ball rolling by declaring that he would not use liquor, drugs (narcotics) and money to influence voters during his election campaign.
Gill on Tuesday paid obeisance at Harmandar Sahib and then took an oath at the Akal Takht to pledge that he would not make use of the three ‘evils’ to woo voters. He also offered ardas, seeking strength from the Guru for running a ‘clean and fair’ poll campaign.
“Victory or defeat is not the issue. My concern is to fight the drug menace and mafia, particularly in areas falling under Tarn Taran district. In my campaign, my focus will be on drugs and liquor, which have ruined many homes,” he said while addressing the media later.
Claiming that he had never made use of liquor and drugs or money to woo voters during the last two assembly polls that he fought (and lost) from Patti, he said, “The drug scenario in Tarn Taran district had gone from bad to worse. I squarely blame the SAD-BJP government for it.”