Chandigarh, May 25 UNI | 2 months ago

Punjab Congress today demanded strict action against drug menace in the state.

Partap Singh Bajwa, state Congress president, called upon the BJP and said drug smuggling in the state had strong political patronage.

In a statement here, the PPCC chief said, state BJP president Kamal Sharma had only corroborated what the Congress had been maintaining all these months about the drug smuggling racket. It was the BJP which had realised the gravity and enormity of the drug menace only during the elections. Reiterating the demand for an immediate CBI inquiry into the drug smuggling racket, Mr Bajwa demanded that Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia must be dismissed without any delay.

He said being the alliance partner, the BJP was an equal shareholder in all the crimes with which the Akali leaders were associated, from drug smuggling to mafia like control of illegal sand mining.

(Posted on 26-05-2014)