The political slugfest over Punjab’s drug abuse problem turned fiercely personality-oriented online on Monday, with the top two Twitter ‘trends’ in India being cross-allegations against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann.
While the top trend at 6.30pm, with over 11,000 tweets and counting, was #DrugSupplierMajithia, the second spot was taken by the trend #BhagwantMannDrugAddict, though the two trends were exchanging spots rather quickly.
Their 7 generations have to pay for what they have done to Punjab #DrugSupplierMajithia should be injected with his drugs till his death— JASKARAN SINGH (@jsshelly) May 2, 2016
Punjab and Drugs. Kind of like a Romeo Juliet story. #BhagwantMannDrugAddict— Satvik (@satviksehgal) May 2, 2016
By 11pm, #DrugSupplierMajithia had stopped trending while twitteratis kept tweeting under the hashtag #BhagwantMannDrugAddict.
The drug menace is a hot issue for long, and is gaining traction online and offline with merely nine months to go for the Punjab assembly elections in 2017. Here are some reports that track the fight on the ground:
Expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar also joined the bandwagon with the following tweet: