Rahul Gandhi to protest against drug abuse in Punjab

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Jalandhar, June 13: Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi will protest in Jalandhar on Monday, June 13 over the drug menace in the state .

Gandhi will be accompanied by the members of the Congress Punjab unit and is expected to highlight the current law and order situation in the state.

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Rahul Gandhi to protest in Punjab

"Will join the mass protest in Jalandhar on Monday, June 13 to highlight rampant drug abuse and collapse of law & order in Punjab," Gandhi's office had tweeted last week.

Meanwhile, Gandhi also said that censoring Udta Punjab will not fix Punjab's drug menace. "Punjab has a crippling drug problem. Censoring Udta Punjab will not fix it. The government must accept the reality and find solutions."

On the other hand, Congress state leader Rana Gurjeet Singh said, "Rahul has been consistently raising the issue of (consumption of) drugs in Punjab. When he raised the issue in Punjab in 2012, the Akalis accused him of maligning the Punjabi youth. The situation has now gone from bad to worse as the Akalis never bothered to tackle the problem."

Gandhi's visit comes at a time when there is controversy surrounding the release of Udta Punjab, that addresses the drug abuse issue in the state.

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