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Singla questions govt’s sincerity on drug menace

Congress MP from Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla said the state government did not have a concrete strategy to save Punjabis from the menace of drug abuse as the ruling parties have completely surrendered to the drug mafia.

punjab Updated: Apr 01, 2014 11:51 IST
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Congress MP from Sangrur Vijay Inder Singla said the state government did not have a concrete strategy to save Punjabis from the menace of drug abuse as the ruling parties have completely surrendered to the drug mafia.

Singla, who was addressing a gathering after the inauguration of party office here on Monday said that at regular intervals, the Badal government blamed the central government for the drugs infiltrating from Pakistan border but never engaged in a dialogue with the centre to work out an enforcement strategy.

Singla questioned the Punjab government on its sincerity towards fighting the drug menace and asked how many times the state government had asked for assistance and a joint strategy from the central government to fight against the drug mafias.

He said a coordinated action from state, national and international agencies was required to deal with the problem but the state government was politicizing this serious issue. "A rich state like Punjab is reeling under the debt of more than ` one lakh crore and the Akali- BJP government with their directionless policies is responsible for this fate", Singla said.Secretarygeneral of the People's Party of Punjab (PPP), Baldev Singh Mann said that the SAD-BJP candidate had lost his credibility among the masses .