PUNJAB NEWS

Will cooperate with govt on drugs: AAP

Chandigarh : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today offered to cooperate with the Amarinder-led state government for a drug-free Punjab. Leader of Opposition HS Phoolka met the Chief Minister today and offered cooperation on the government’s war against drugs. In a statement, he said everybody in Punjab knew who were behind the drug supply racket and the CM should act against those elements.
A day after confrontation with the Congress on the alleged ill-treatment of AAP MLAs during the oath-taking ceremony, Phoolka had a cordial meeting with the CM today. Reminding Amarinder about his oath he took in Bathinda to rid the state of drugs in four weeks after coming to power, Phoolka said the countdown for the task had started.
“I am sure that Amarinder will fulfill his promise and curb the drug trade by April 16 (30 days) and send all drug peddlers in Punjab to jail,” he said. The leader, meanwhile, said all party MLAs and leaders would shun the VIP culture and won’t use red beacon on their vehicles. He said the AAP MLAs would claim only necessary perks, which would be needed to perform their duties towards the people.
Ex-DGP ready to chip in
Amritsar: Former DGP (Prisons) Shashi Kant has offered assistance to the CM for tackling the drug menace. He stated that his department had submitted a list with the state government in 2007, mentioning the names of top politicians and officers who were linked to the drug trade. “I urge Capt Amarinder to trace the list,” he said, stressing the need to set up an anti-narcotics commission.