Oct 122012

CHANDIGARH: Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh may be going to polls, but it’s Punjab where Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has created a political storm. Reacting to his remark that “seven out of 10 youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs,” the Punjab government hit back saying, “Rahul is a national joke” and sought an apology from him.

This sharp reaction came from Harcharan Bains, advisor to Punjab chief minister on media and national affairs, after Rahul raised the issue of drug addiction while addressing a students’ rally here at the Panjab University (PU) campus on Thursday.

“Rahul Gandhi is a national joke. He invites youth of Punjab and then refers to them as drug addicts. Is he mindful of what he is speaking and to whom?” asked Bains.

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