Cong leader backs Rahul: ‘Punjab youth losing vigour due to drugs’

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

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2012 12:32 am

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

Referring to Rahul’s remark last week that seven out of 10 youth in Punjab do drugs,Brar,a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee,said,“Data compiled by WHO has brought the findings to the fore that the sperm count of men from Punjab has drastically gone down due to drug abuse,alcoholism. The big,macho Punjabi male is losing his vigour,and 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,head of pathology at the Dayanand Medical College,Ludhiana,confirms this fact,” Brar claimed.

He said the way Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir 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,” he said.

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