The Congress leader once again attacked government at the Centre and the state over the censor board’s moves against the film Udta Punjab which focuses on substance abuse, noting that the state has a “crippling drug problem” and censoring the movie would not fix it.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said his party can end the drug problem in Punjab in one month if it is voted to power in the elections next year.At a rally in Jalandhar, Mr Gandhi said, “The government here encourages the drug trade because it benefits them. We can solve the problem in one month if we are voted to power. All you need to do is free the hands of the police. Only the Congress can do it.”
Whereas the AAP leader Bhagwant Mann said that Mr Gandhi has no moral right to stage a protest against the drug issue in Punjab as he and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had earlier failed to take action to resolve the problem.”Manmohan Singh maintained a stony silence despite (Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi) Quraishi informing him of the enormity of the drug menace in Punjab during the 2012 assembly polls, while Amarinder (Singh) chose to side with SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia by opposing a CBI probe,” the AAP MP from Sangrur said yesterday