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Cong holds protest, accuses state, Union govts of failure on drugs

Accusing the central and state governments of failure to take steps against the drug menace in the state, the district unit of the Congress on Monday held a protest here.

punjab Updated: Jan 05, 2015 20:15 IST
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Accusing the central and state governments of failure to take steps against the drug menace in the state, the district unit of the Congress on Monday held a protest here.

Led by president of the district unit of the Congress Roop Kaur Bagrian, party workers gathered outside the office of the deputy commissioner and raised slogans against the NDA government at Centre and the SAD-BJP government in the state.

However, the bickering within the Congress also came to the fore during the protest as not even a single halka in-charge of the district joined the protest.

When asked about the differences in the party, Roop Kaur said, "Some of our halka in-charges (Surinder Pal Sibia and Aman Arora) are busy in party activities at some other places, and some of them never come with us."

About the protest, she said, "In the past eight years, the state government has failed to take any strict step to deal with this serious issue."

"It is ironical that the ruling party is protesting against its own failure. This is enough to prove that the state government has failed to protect the interests of the people of Punjab, so we demand implementation of President's rule in the state," she said, adding, "Earlier, they used to blame the UPA government, now they are protesting against the NDA in which the SAD is a partner, if they are serious about the people of Punjab, why don't they withdraw support to the NDA."

Congress leaders also submitted a memorandum to Sangrur deputy commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind.