Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday termed the charges of his involvement in the Bhola drug racket as an attempt to vilify him and his family.
The minister said this during the foundation stone-laying ceremony of various road strengthening projects in Jandiala Guru.
Majithia said he was ready even to swear by his children on this.
Addressing a gathering, Majithia said he and his family were clean and blamed the Congress and PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa for trying to malign his name and misguide people for vested political interests. He accused Bajwa's family of their involvement in various cases.
He said in December 2001, the SAD-BJP government got Bhola arrested in Bathinda with a truckload of poppy husk.
"In 2002, when the Congress came to power, Bhola was released under pressure from Bajwa," Majithia alleged.
He said as they were afraid of the truth being unearthed by Punjab police investigation, Bajwa and his aides were seeking a CBI probe.
The minister laid the foundation stone of widening works on the Chogawan-Tarsikka, Khajala-Dehriwal, Udhonangal-Saidpur and Khui Bijarwal-Saidpur roads, which would cost approximately Rs 18 crore. He was accompanied by MLA Baljit Singh Jalal Usma, Kulbir Singh Mattewal, Sukhwinder Singh Goldy, Bhagwant Singh Syalka and other local leaders.