Mrs Sidhu on Saturday sought a report published by World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the controversial statement made by All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary on Punjab youths.
Endorsing the young Gandhi family scion, Mrs Sidhu said, "In Punjab, 60 to 70 per cent youth are drug addict. I have proof of this. I am not saying this, World Health Organisation report is saying this."
Mrs Sidhu's statement may prove as a major setback for her husband who is currently residing at Bigg Boss house as a participant hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
While addressing a rally in Punjab, Rahul had stated, "what is happening to human resources in Punjab. 7 out of 10 youth have the problem of drugs," and also added, "you (youths in Punjab) have to run this country. You have the power and the knowledge to run it. We want you to come to politics, cleanse it and change it."
However, his statement invited criticism including state political parties. The Akalis even had asked Rahul and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra to undergo dope test.
Prem Singh Chandumajra, senior SAD leader on Saturday, Oct 13 chided, "Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra should undergo a dope test to prove that they are not addicts before making such comments about Punjab's youth. Rahul Gandhi must apologise to the youth for this humiliation."
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal also joined the critics of Rahul as he termed Rahul's statement as, "illogical, erroneous, politically-motivated and above all a deliberate conspiracy to tarnish the image of our youth and an onslaught on their dignity."
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal also said, "The immature statement by the Congress general secretary that 7 out of 10 youths in Punjab are drug addicts was a diversionary exercise to deflect the attention of media from ongoing Vadragate and Coalgate."