Treat drug peddlers on par with terrorists: Ponguleti

Demanding that the State government not to dilute the drugs case, Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy today disagreed with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s view that all cinema people were victims of drugs only.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Ponguleti said both drug sellers and users were culprits and the government should consider drug mafia as more dangerous than terrorism. He demanded that SIT initiate action against all connected with drug mafia.

Alleging that a big scam took place in Sathupally IOB bank in giving agriculture loans, Ponguleti said that the bank has given loans to the people not having land. The brokers were looting agriculture loans in Khammam district. Demanding the State government to appoint IAS officer on agriculture loans to monitor them, Ponguleti asked it to order CBCID inquiry into the Sathupalli scam. Reacting to removal of Digvijay Singh from his party post, Ponguleti said it was internal matter of Congress party. (NSS)