Drug issue won't be solved by questioning few famous people: Sule

There should be stress on rehabilitation and creation of awareness among students, she said.

Published: 30th September 2020 12:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2020 12:16 AM   |  A+A-

NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule (File |PTI)


PUNE: NCP MP Supriya Sule said on Tuesday that the drug menace can not be countered by summoning high- profile people for inquiry, but a nation-wide awareness drive was necessary.

She was speaking against the backdrop of the Narcotics Control Bureau's questioning of Bollywood stars in the drug probe related to Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

"By calling just three-four high-profile people, the issue will not be solved and the menace will not be rooted out from society. Drugs is a very serious menace and it is a global phenomenon," said Sule.

There should be stress on rehabilitation and creation of awareness among students, she said. "Once people refuse to take drugs, the drug trade will stop. We started anti-tobacco drive in Maharashtra. If the Centre starts a drugs-free India campaign, we will welcome it," the Baramati MP said.

Asked about Income Tax notices to her, Sule said she, her father and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, minister Aaditya Thackeray and her husband Sadanand Sule have received notices, and they will respond to them.


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 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 are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of 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. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Sundaram Natarajan

    She seems to be a smart Alec. The trade survives because there is demand who earn too much money. There is a lot of money going around - mostly illegal
    21 days ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp