Ammarah Khalid gives you a lowdown on the chronic problem of drugs in Punjab and how it’s going to the dominating theme of election campaign in the ongoing assembly polls.
Punjab goes to polls on 4 February with several issues likely to dominate the election campaign. However, the issue of Punjab’s drugs menace is likely to be the most important narrative.
Ruling Akali-BJP combine find themselves in the spot of bother because of their failure to curb the menace. What has also compounded their woes is the alleged involvement of one of their senior cabinet ministers, Bikarm Singh Majithia, in drugs racket.