BJP asks Punjab CM to clarify stand on 'poor drug addicts'

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

If so, how will the police enquire from where the addicts have got the drugs ? And how will the police break the supply-chain of drugs?” he asked.Taking a dig at the state government, he said that earlier syringes were banned and health minister issued a statement to give government or private jobs to addicts and later the government got into rethinking mode.Kalia said that CM should come out with a clear policy to tackle the menace of drugs in place of indulging in knee jerk reactions. JALANDHAR: BJP has asked Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to clarify on what would be the criteria for being selected as 'poor addicts' who would be treated free of cost, while also questioning that how would police come to know about the drug suppliers if it could not question the drug addicts getting treatment at de-addiction centres.“Will the blue card holder addict or yellow card holder addict be defined as 'poor addicts' like in the case of other government schemes,” asked former BJP minister Manoranjan Kalia in a statement issued on Thursday.“Punjab CM has also given instructions to the home department banning the entry of police officials into drug de-addictions centers and harassing the addicts or their families.


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