Amit Shah to campaign against Drugs in Punjab on Jan 22

Ludhiana, Jan 02: BJP President Amit Shah will launch his party's campaign against drugs in Punjab on January 22. The campagn will start from Amritsar under the aegis of the BJP's youth wing.

Talking to media on Friday, BJP's national Secretary Tarun Chugh said that the party leader and MP Anurag Thakur and Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma would supervise the campaign.

"The party's drive would cover the state in three phases, with its culmination to take place on the occasion of Baisakhi on April 14," Chugh said.

He said that party workers would move from village to village in the state to create awareness about drug menace and educate people on the colossal harm that the drugs are doing to the state.

The BJP leader lashed out at the opposition Congress for shedding only crocodile tears over the drug issue.

When asked a question about any rift between BJP and its alliance Akali, he refuted that differences had cropped up in Punjab on various issues including the drug issue.

He, however, said that BJP, a coalition partner in the Parkash Singh Badal led state government certainly wants the ouster of Revenue Minister Bikram Sigh Majithia as he had been summoned by Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 6,000 crore drug racket case.