The five-time Chief Minister also launched an attack on senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh and called him a "chronic turncoat" for "frequently shifting his loyalty from one party to another throughout his entire political career."
If Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who is in his fifth term as the state CM fails to curb drug menace in a 300-sq km state like Punjab,he has no moral authority to continue as the chief minister even for a day,former Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira said on Monday.
Politically speaking,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his predecessor and state Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh might be poles apart,but addicts,in their respective hinterlands of Bathinda and Patiala,appear unanimous in chronic consumption of drugs every day.
In a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal recently,the Punjab government has decided to shift Amritsar Central Jail from Amritsar International Airport road to a site located in Fatahpur and Bharariwala village where Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) had planned a Dairy Development Scheme nearly two decades back.
While holding excessive centralisation of powers by successive Congress governments at the Centre responsible for terrorism in the country and weakening federal structure,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal reiterated that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was vehemently opposed to the proposal of setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in the country.