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Let's eliminate drugs from Punjab, says Rahul Gandhi

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 03 Feb 2017, 14:22:58 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Launching a scathing attack on the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ahead of February 4 Assembly polls in Punjab, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today urged the people of the state to come together and put an end to the drug menace.

“I have learnt one thing in politics... truth can’t be hidden. In 2012, I had gone to a programme of Panjab University and I told the youth there that 70 percent of Punjab’s youth suffer from drug-related problems,” Rahul Gandhi said in a video message posted on his Facebook page. 

Rahul Gandhi said that he was surprised when Akali Dal leaders accused him of lying and insisted that there was no drugs problem in the state.  

“On returning back to Delhi, I was surprised to know that Akali Dal leaders were saying that Rahul Gandhi is lying, there is no problem of drugs and they made fun of me. It is sad that the truth which should have been accepted four years back, is being accepted now,” he added.


Lauding Punjab for making significant contributions in the progress and security of the country, the Congress vice president said that it’s time to join hands and completely wipe out drugs from the state.

“If we look at the national flag....Punjab is hidden in it. Punjab’s voice can be heard in the border areas, industries and army. You have witnessed truth. Punjab’s battle, fight against drugs is everyone’s fight. We won’t let Punjab fall. Come and fight together for Punjab. Let’s eliminate drugs completely from Punjab,” he said.