7 of 10 youth do drugs in Punjab,says Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday said about 7 out of 10 youth in Punjab are under the influence of drugs

Written by Snehil Sinha | Chandigarh | Published: October 12, 2012 12:11 am

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday said about 7 out of 10 youth in Punjab are under the influence of drugs.

The remark,made at a meet organised by the NSUI at the Panjab University,sparked a row with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal wondering how he came to this “mathematical conclusion”. “I am not a mathematician like Rahul Gandhi who came to this conclusion after a flying visit to Punjab,” said Naresh Gujral,SAD MP.

Much of Rahul’s speech focussed on lambasting the opposition at the Centre and the government in Punjab. He said policies such as FDI in retail and Land Acquisition Bill were supported by the NDA regime but are now being opposed as they are being implemented by the Congress.

Crtiticising the Punjab government,he said,“Funds allotted for welfare of SCs are not used and are often returned.”

NSUI had told the 5,000-odd students that Rahul will interact with them but none took place. “We expected he would take up our issues. Instead,it was all remarks against other parties. We came all the way thinking some of us might get to talk to him,” said Ramneek,of Punjabi University,Patiala.

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