Vijay Goel

The HIndu- Goel attacks Kejriwal govt for ignoring drug addiction issue

Leader of Opposition Vijay Goel of the BJP lashed out at the Arvind Kejriwal government for not paying attention to the issue of drug addiction in Delhi during its tenure, at ‘padyatra against drugs’ on Sunday. He said it would be a major issue during the upcoming polls as well as next Assembly elections.

Mr. Goel was speaking at the Jawahar camp JJ colony in Kirti Nagar where he took out a rally with party workers and residents of the area.

In a statement, he condemned intoxication in all forms and expressed concerns over increasing consumption of drugs in the Capital, for which he held the Delhi government responsible.

He said that Mr. Kejriwal was worried about the critical situation of drug abuse in Punjab, but had remained silent on the growing influence of drugs in the city in the last four years.

Drug addicts in slums

Claiming that between 50-60% of youth in Delhi’s slums are drug addicts, Mr. Goel said it was an administrative failure on the part of the Delhi government that addictive drugs were readily available in schools, colleges, and JJ bastis.

He also said that the de-addiction programmes that the Kejriwal government runs have failed to find a solution to this problem

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