Chandigarh: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday said that over 40 lakh youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs and accused the ruling Akali Dal of spreading a durg network in the state. “As of today, over 40 lakh youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs. The drugs network has been spread in the state by the Akalis.
Within a month of our government formation in the state, we will stop the supply of drugs,” Kejriwal said while addressing a rally in Jalandhar district. “We are ready for this challenge to end drugs supply within one month. Within six months of coming to power, we will open a number of drug de-addiction centres and create jobs for youth,” he said.
Accusing Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia of patronising the multi-million rupee drugs racket in the state, Kejriwal said that Congress leadership was making false promises on the drugs issue. He said that previous Congress government at the centre did not take action against Majithia.
He said that Akali Dal and Congress had ganged up against growing popularity of AAP in Punjab before the assembly elections. Kejriwal alleged that Akali Dal had promoted corruption in Punjab in the past one decade of being in power.
He said that ruling Badal family has complete control over transport, cable TV, mining and liquor businesses in the state.
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