Pakistan doing mischief on drug issue in Punjab: Rajnath Singh

CHANDIGARH: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today held Pakistan responsible for the drug menace in Punjab even as he lashed out at opposition parties for “defaming” the entire state on the issue.

Anyone who tries to encourage drug trade in Punjab will not be spared and taught a lesson, he said.

“If India has become self-sufficient in terms of foodgrains, then Punjab’s contribution is on the top. But, these people (opposition) are trying to defame Punjab, not just with ..

“Taking drug is not a good thing, anyone can fall in this menace, but you cannot defame entire state and its youth like this. This has to be stopped and effective steps need to be taken. Our neighbouring country Pakistan is definitely doing ‘gadbad’ (mischief) on this (drug issue),” Rajnath said.

“As the country’s Home Minister, I want to assure that you vote back SAD-BJP to power, no matter how big a power that may be, I promise you, anyone who tries to encourage drug trade in Punj ..