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From India-wide drug policy, writes captain Amrinder Singh to Narendra Modi

July 2, 2014 | By

Capt. Amrinder Singh

Capt. Amrinder Singh

Chandigarh (July 2, 2014): Following the anti-drug campaign run by ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), former Punjab chief minister and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formulate an India-level drug policy to tackle the menace across the country and Punjab in particular where the problem has “assumed alarming propositions”.

Capt Amarinder has written to the Prime Minister that “without a coordinated effort by states under the guidance of the Centre, it is not possible to eradicate this problem”. Captain also attached copies of news reports on the drug menace in Punjab and the state’s “inability” to deal with the issue.

“I do not have much faith and any expectations from the Punjab Government, as it has been sitting on this matter since long. The situation has now assumed alarming levels”, he wrote.

Capt Amarinder said during his tenure as Chief Minister, he had repeatedly sought the formulation of a national drug policy at the Chief Ministers’ conferences, but even after over a decade nothing has been done so far.

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