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  1. Punjab Elections: Rahul Gandhi promises strict laws against ‘drug menace’ if Congress comes to power

Punjab Elections: Rahul Gandhi promises strict laws against ‘drug menace’ if Congress comes to power

Farmers in state the state are upset, as the government is not looking at them, says Congress vice president.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2017 2:32 PM

 

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day visit in Punjab to campaign for the party. (ANI) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day visit in Punjab to campaign for the party. (ANI)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi who arrived in Punjab today launched a mega offensive as against the Badal family in Amritsar. He addressed joint rallies in the state alongside Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Majitha. While Amarinder is taking on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is contesting from Jalalabad . The Congress is facing a triangular contest in Punjab with the ruling Akali Dal-BJP and new entrant Aam Admi Party. The state will vote on February 4 and the counting will take place on March 11. Catch us here for live updates.

1:58 PM: PM Narendra Modi claims to fight against corruption,then how can he support Akali Dal?Whole nation knows it(Akali Dal) has ruined Punjab: Rahul Gandhi

1:56 PM: Support the Congress party for the development of Punjab. Together we will all work for the progress of the state: Rahul Gandhi.

1: 54 PM: SAD has completely spoiled Punja, says Rahul Gandhi.

1:49 PM: Captain Amrinder Singh will become CM if Congress comes to power, he says.

1:46 PM: People of Congress know how to work. It fight for everybody as compared to SAD, says Rahul Gandhi at rally.

1:45 PM: Punjab is buried under severe debts today, he says.

1:43 PM: People in Delhi will tell you whether Congress used to work better on AAP government is giving better governance. They change their statements more often then not.

1:41 pm: Nearly 70 percent youth are affected by drugs. Will bring such strong laws against drungs menace in the state that people will be scared of, he said.

40 PM: I said four years back also that 70% youth are affected by drugs.Badals made fun of me. Now whole Punjab is saying what i said: Rahul Gandhi

1: 36 PM: Drug is a massive problem in Punjab. People are leaving the state now.

1:35 PM: Farmers in state the state are upset, as the government is not looking at them. Badal family helped their dear and near ones, but not the common people of the state.

1:32PM: Punjab used to give strength to the country. it is a land of five rivers. The state helped the country to grow.

1:31 PM: Rahul Gandhi starts speaking at rally.

12:55 PM: Captain Amrinder Singh addresses the rally after Navjot Singh Sidhu.

10:34 AM: Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Majitha, a town in Amritsar district of Punjab.

10:10 AM: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrives in Punjab on a three-day visit.

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