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LUDHIANA (TIP): Punjab’s Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that a proposal has been sent to Centre for setting up a Special Task Force for keeping vigil on the borders to stop inflow of the drugs.

“We have sent the proposal to the Centre,” Badal said while speaking on the sidelines of a function here.

Notably, opposition Congress and AAP have made drug menace an issue in Punjab ahead of the assembly polls in the State, which are due early next year.

Meanwhile, Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday set the tone for the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the ‘Punjabi Suba’. A book titled ‘Dhart Punjab’ was also released which chronicles the cultural, economic and social traditions and environment of Punjab.

Sukhbir Badal also eulogised the role played by Punjabis in the country’s freedom struggle.

He said that Punjabi Suba was formed after enormous struggles and sacrifices but even at that time the state was discriminated against allegedly by then Congress government at the Centre.

He further said that despite this, Punjab marched ahead on the road to prosperity especially under the SAD-BJP government. Lashing out at Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh, the Deputy chief minister said that the opposition leader was misleading people by making “false promises” of waiving off debt of the farmers. He also said that Captain Amarinder should give an affidavit in the court that he would sell his whole property including palace in Patiala if he fails to waive off the debt in case his party comes to power. Source: PTI