Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday assured that every drug trafficker in India will be behind bars within two years. He said that the Centre had mapped the drug networks across the country and will soon take action.”
“We have mapped the drug network across the states. No matter how big the criminal is, in the next two years there’ll be a situation that they’ll be behind the bars,” he said Lok Sabha.
He said since the BJP government came to power in 2014, the Centre has been taking action to end the drug menace in the country. Shah said that the profits from the drug trade are being used by a few nations to fund terrorism in India. “I assure the House that the Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards such activities, and we are committed to ending them.”
He said that drugs weaken future generations. “It has ruined lakhs of families and has given rise to various evils in the society. Drugs also ruin the economy of the country,” he said.
Shah’s remarks came a day after Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Punjab’s Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal raised the issue in Parliament to attack the AAP government in the state. Under the Calling Attention motion in the Lok Sabha to the problem of drug abuse in the country, said that menace of liquor and drugs is damaging Punjab. “The youth of Punjab is being destroyed due to excess use of drugs and this menace is now gradually spreading to other parts of the country like Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat,” she said.
“The condition in which he (Punjab CM Mann) used to come to Parliament, in the same condition he’s in Punjab. An inexperienced comedian has been made a CM while [Delhi CM Arvind] Kejriwal is using Punjab’s money in state polls and gangsters are running the state,” Harsmirat Kaur Badal took a jibe at Bhagwant Mann.