Expressing concern over the drug menace in the state, former Congress member of Parliament Santosh Chowdhary said the Congress would rehabilitate the drug-hit families if voted to power.
She was addressing a women’s conference organized at Thathian Mahantan village, which falls in the Patti assembly segment, by Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) general secretary Harminder Singh Gill.
She said, “Thanks to the SAD-BJP government, the drug addiction had destroyed youth of the state casting shadow on its future. Still, the state government is not taking this issue seriously. In view of this, interests of state are safe only in the hands of the Congress and the women should do their best to ensure the victory of the party in the upcoming assembly elections”.
Strengthening the women cadre ahead of the polls, Mahila Congress state president Mamta Dutta stressed that it was in women’s hands to save Punjab and that they need to actively participate in the same.
Taking pot-shots at the Badal government, she urged all to save Punjab by bringing in Captain Amarinder Singh to power.
Patti Mahila Congress president Kuldip Kaur and Patti ward in charge Harjit Kaur were some of the prominent leaders who among others were present on the stage.
CONFERENCE HELD AT TARN TARAN
A similar conference was held at Dhillon Resort in Tarn Taran, which was addressed by Tarn Taran Mahila district president Anita Verma, Tarn Taran, district president Sukhpal Singh Bhullar, PPCC general secretary Dr Dharamveer Agnihotri.
Anita Verma raised the issue of “misgovernance” in all government departments under the Badal government and how basic public schemes like the atta dal, pension and shagun schemes etc “were not being implemented effectively and fairly”.