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Akalis express concern over Rahul’s remark against Punjabi youth

Chandigarh, Oct 22 () : Condemning the recent remark of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Punjab, that 7 out of 10 youth in Punjab are drug addicts, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party spokesman and Secretary Daljit Singh Cheema said that the ruling Congress at the centre has proved its lack of consideration by reflecting their egotism and negligence by exposing such statements against Punjab giving less importance to the burning issue of the state.

“It is evident that the ruling party at the centre has no concern for the burning issues of Punjab which reflects their egotism and negligence towards the state. It has been a matter of great concern that Punjab was not consulted even once in Rahul Gandhi’s meeting but they only want to raise self-interested political issues,” assumed Cheema.

The people of Punjab thought that the Congress general secretary would discuss about his visionary plan for the forthcoming parliamentary elections, but all in vain, said Mr Cheema in his statement. Everybody was expecting the Union government to extend a helping hand to the state farmers who have been deprived of their legal rights of drought relief.

“The poor farmers were left empty-handed by the Congress leadership who denied the farming community their dues,” asserted Mr Cheema. “None of the beneficiaries was introduced in any of the public gathering by the ruling Congress,” he added.

The Akalis also expressed deep concern on the statement asking Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra to undergo a test by proving that they are not drug addicts before blaming the youths of Punjab. Expressing shock over the statement, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal criticized Rahul Gandhi for making such unwarranted comments on the younger generation.

Meanwhile, BJP MP and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh’s wife Navjot Kaur has defended Rahul Gandhi on his controversial statement making allegations that 7 out of 10 youth in Punjab are drug addicts.