Some people with vested interests have maligned the name of Punjab and its youth in the name of drugs even though this menace is not limited to only one state, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
Addressing a ‘Kisan Rally’ at Fazilka in Punjab via a phone link, as he could not travel to the venue owing to bad weather conditions, Singh said rather than indulging in name calling, the common man and social service organisations should join hands to uproot this evil from everywhere. “Some people have maligned the name of the youth of Punjab in the name of drugs due to their own vested interests. I appeal to them to not do this. The menace of drugs is not only prevalent in Punjab but also in other states,” he said.
Talking about a number of initiatives taken by the central government for farmers, the Home Minister said the Narendra Modi-led government wants this community to prosper and hence the PM has pledged that by 2022 the income of the farmer should get doubled from the present times.