Badal dubs Cong relay fast ‘political stunt’

Badal, in an interaction with the media here, said that in dearth of any tangible issue against the state government, the Congress leaders were resorting to such gimmickries.

Meanwhile, Punjab Congress Chief Partap Singh Bajwa addressing party workers sitting on relay hunger strike at Congress headquarters here, said the party had no political ambition behind launching an offensive against drugs.

The youth falling victim to drug menace belonged to every section of society irrespective of party affiliation, he said.

PPCC Vice President Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and District Congress Committee presidents Harminder Singh Gill, Anoop Bhullar and Sukhpal Bhullar sat on hunger strike along with party workers from assembly constituencies of Patti and Khemkaran constituencies on Tuesday.

Punjab police had two months back busted a multi-crore drug racket, and arrested Jagdish Singh Bhola, a dismissed police officer, who is alleged to be the racket’s kingpin.

In a setback to the state Congress, Punjab and Haryana High Court had on Monday ‘dismissed as withdrawn’ two petitions, filed by Bajwa and another senior party leader, seeking CBI probe into the drug racket.

Reacting to the court verdict, Bajwa said they, however, were granted liberty to assist the court in a pending petition relating to the issue of drug menace.
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