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Will drag Majithia by collar to jail: Kejriwal

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

national convenor and Chief Minister Kejriwal today declared he would "drag" cabinet minister Majithia "by his collar" to jail for his alleged role in a multi-million rupee drug racket in the state.

Addressing a rally here, Kejriwal said Majithia had "played with the youth of by unleashing narco-in the state", and promised to put the him behind bars.

Majithia, who was probed by the ED in connection with the alleged Rs 6,000 crore money laundering drugs racket case, has often been at the receiving end of Kejriwal's ire during the convenor's rallies in

The state minister has denied the charges against him.

Kejriwal also alleged that Punjab's ruling Badal family and PCC chief have "plundered" the state during the last 15 years and have left it in deep financial crisis.

He claimed they had promoted their family businesses by ignoring the interests of the public.

Accusing the Badal government of patronising drug mafia and criminals, Kejriwal promised to work for the prosperity of Punjab if comes to power in the poll-bound state in 2017.

He alleged that had amassed "huge wealth" during the Congress rule but the Punjab government took no action against him.

He said political will is necessary for the welfare of public.

Citing the example of Delhi, he said that despite "numerous obstacles" thrown up by the Modi government, his government has provided state-of-the-art health facilities for people.

Changes have been ushered in the education sector as well with the infrastructure of government schools now matching up to reputed private schools, he claimed.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Affairs co-incharge Jarnail Singh said that the liquor shops and drug trade have increased manifold during the Badal regime while the schools have been shut down.

People are facing a lot of inconvenience and harassment in hospitals as the government hospitals are devoid of proper infrastructure, Singh said. He promised to reduce VAT and electricity bills if AAP forms the government in 2017.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 20:48 IST