Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Amid allegations of failure on drug issue, the CM Amrinder Singh has convened emergency cabinet meeting for Monday to discuss with lone one point agenda on drug. Civil and Police officers have also been called to explain the steps taken to counter the drug menace. Sources also told that the CM has expressed its resentment against the poor performance of Health Department in this regard as the de-addiction centers have been suffering from shortage of medicines as well as doctors. Sources disclosed that the Government is likely to start campaign crackdown on drug suppliers in stipulated and result oriented manner.Sources in the CMO told that the CM has expressed his worry about the rising numbers of death due to drugs as well as attacks on Police by the drug addicted in the State. Informal sources told that 28 deaths have been reported across the state due to drugs in the alone June month. Opposition has also sought special Assembly Session on this issue. The Government has been facing severe criticism inside and outside the state even from aboard. SGPC and some other Outfits have started organizing black week against the failure of the Government. Sources also told that the CM is also worried about the move , initiated by Sikh religious persons against the CM for reportedly dishonoring holy ‘ Gutka Sahib’, before the Assembly election by taking oath to eradicate drug menace in four weeks after coming into power. A confident MLA told that the CM has captured the Sikh religious agenda, but drug issue can able to harm the image of CM.Now the leaders and MLAs of Congress from Punjab has started to raise question marks on the performance of bureaucracy on drug issue. Sources told that reshuffle is likely to take place at low level as the allegations of collusion between Police employees and drug suppliers are also on the rise. Sources also told that Cabinet may also decide to fix responsibility of concerned Police Officers of areas.
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