Congress workers blocked traffic at the Moga-Ferozepur National Highway for two hours on Wednesday, in protest alleged government inaction against Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Majithia was named as the kingpin of drug racket by drug lord, Jagdish Bhola and the workers were demanding his arrest.
Former minister and newly-appointed district congress committee (DCC) president Darshan Singh Brar led the protest, and raised anti-government slogans. The protestors also burnt effigy of Majithia, and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.
Lashing out at Punjab chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Brar threatened that if suitable action was not taken, the party would launch an agitation.
Some of the protesters alleged that at least two more cabinet ministers of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance were involved in the drug racket.
Brar added: "It is not for the first time that the chief minister has denied CBI inquiry into some matter. Previously too he has defended some other tainted ministers and members."
Brar added that on the basis of the facts Majithia should be sacked from the cabinet, and a case against him should be booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Kamaljeet Singh Brar, state Youth Congress general secretary; former Panchayat Samiti president, Paramjeet Singh Nangal; Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee executive members, Harjot Kamal, Manjit Singh Mann; Block president Rakesh Kumar Baghapurana; block youth vice president Mandeep Kakkar; and several others, also addressed during the protest