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Punjab Congress launches 'Save Punjab' campaign to combat drug menace today

India TV News Desk November 14, 2014 7:19 IST
India TV News Desk

Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress will today launch massive 'Save Punjab' anti-drug awareness campaign in the state to combat this perilous problem that is spreading swiftly and affecting the youth.

The Congress state party Chief Partap Singh Bajwa said that the programme has been framed under the guidance of Party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

According to him, Rahul was among the first leaders to voice concern about drug menace. At that time, such claims were refuted by the Akali Dal leadership.

Bajwa asserted that Rahul had been proved right as this problem had now spread fast with shocking rate. The Akali Dal and BJP now are noticing the gravity of situation that prevails in Punjab. Akali Dal began addressing the issue after names of its leaders cropped up in deep rooted drug smuggling racket following interrogation of the smugglers, he added.

Save Punjab campaign begins today as it is Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birthday anniversary.