Amarinder says his first priority to fight drugs

Having won Punjab for his party on his 75th birthday, Congress leader Amarinder Singh said that the first priority of his government would be to eradicate drugs from the state.

Published: 11th March 2017 01:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 01:05 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh. | PTI File Photo

By IANS

CHANDIGARH: Having won Punjab for his party on his 75th birthday, Congress leader Amarinder Singh said that the first priority of his government would be to eradicate drugs from the state.

"The people of Punjab have given us a big mandate. Our first priority will be to eradicate drugs from Punjab. I have vowed to finish drugs within four weeks," a visibly happy Amarinder, who led the Congress back to power after a decade, told media after trends indicated that Congress was headed to a big win in the the state.

He was non-committal on having cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu becoming Deputy Chief Minister in the next Congress government in the state.

"That will be decided by the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. All ministers will be decided by the party leadership," Amarinder said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018