Cong leader backs Rahul,says Punjabi youth ‘losing vigour’ due to drugs

Praising AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his “wake-up call” on the drug abuse problem among the youth in Punjab,senior Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Monday said that the “big,macho Punjabi male” is losing “his vigour” due to drug abuse and alcoholism.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Praising AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his “wake-up call” on the drug abuse problem among the youth in Punjab,senior Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Monday said that the “big,macho Punjabi male” is losing “his vigour” due to drug abuse and alcoholism.

Referring to Rahul’s remarks last week that seven out of 10 youngsters in Punjab have drug problems,Brar,a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee,said in a statement today,“Data compiled by World Health Organisation Committee has brought the findings to the fore that the sperm count of men from Punjab has drastically gone down,thanks to drug abuse,alcoholism. The big,macho Punjabi male is losing his vigour and that,too,fast.”

“The average sperm count of males world over was 60 million three decades ago. This has now decreased to 15 million and Punjab is among the most adversely affected states in India.

“Dr Shah,who is medical superintendent and head of department of pathology at the Dayanand Medical College,Ludhiana,confirms this fact,” claimed the senior Congress leader.

He said that the way Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal reacted to Rahul’s “wake-up call” was “devoid of any sense of responsibility,or administrative,moral,and ethical role and duty for which the politicians are elected to the public office”.

“Providing information concerning any destructive development whatsoever within the society forms an ultra-important part of it. The people of Punjab had entrusted them to carry out this duty. However,the Badals have done exactly the opposite in violation of their oath of office,” said Brar.

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