Punjab

WILLING TO UNDERGO DOPE TEST, SAYS CAPT AMARINDER, BUT LEAVES DECISION TO CONSCIENCE OF OTHER ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

July 05, 2018 09:19 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he was willing to undergo dope test, but would leave it to the conscience of other elected representatives to take a decision on the same.

He was responding to demands from certain sections, including the Opposition parties and also from within the Congress, that politicians should also be made to undergo dope test, as had been announced by the Chief Minister yesterday for government employees and police personnel.

“I have no problem taking a dope test,” said the Chief Minister, taking on the challenge thrown at him on this count by certain political and other entities.

Given the gigantic scale of the drug problem, nobody should be having any problems about taking such a test, he said, adding that a couple of politicians, including a minister in his cabinet, had already shown the way by volunteering for drug screening.

Even though no fingers have so far been raised against any politician in the existing regime of complicity of any kind in drug abuse or trading, if any minister or MLA felt the need to offer to take the test, they are welcome to do so, said the Chief Minister.

As far as he personally was concerned, he would have no hesitation in doing so, said Captain Amarinder, reiterating his zero-tolerance to drugs and his vow to wipe out the menace from Punjab once and for all.

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