Bikram Majithia and Balbir Sidhu exchange words in Punjab Assembly

Ruchika M. Khanna
Chandigarh, February 26

Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday raised the issue of the buprenorphin worth Rs 200 crore going missing from the de-addiction centres.

He demanded the resignation of Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu over the missing medicine.

The issue came up for discussion during Zero Hour at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

In response, Sidhu accused Majithia of being a drug lord. Following this, Akali MLAs stormed the well of the House.

As Majithia said the Enforcement Directorate had initiated an inquiry into the incident, Sidhu raised the issue of the ED inquiry into Majithia’s alleged links with drug dealers.

The Akalis staged a walkout on the issue, demanding Sidhu’s resignation.

Leader of Opposition, Harpal Singh Cheema, said the accused in such cases never got caught. He demanded that the report in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on those involved in drugs should be made public.

Cities

View All

Junior doctors, nurses in Amritsar confront Soni

Say seniors staying away from patients, nurses want proper a...

Jan Dhan a/c holders in Amritsar queue up outside banks

Not caring two hoots about social distancing, women come out...

A blessing in disguise for author Dev Dard

Says he has finally found time to maintain galleries of hist...

Seven more catch virus in Mohali district

All from Jawaharpur; district count 26, highest in Punjab

Chandigarh Administration makes mask must for residents at public places

To be deferred — water & power charges, rent of units in reh...

Don’t have PPE? Wear raincoat, Chandigarh cops told

SSP Jagadale’s order comes after curfew violations reported ...

Delhi readies 5-T plan to tackle Covid

Kejriwal says govt to focus on testing, tracing, treatment, ...

Ban on Tablighi Jamaat sought

Letter petition seeks CBI probe into ‘conspiracy to spread i...

CRPF DG among 200 personnel quarantined

Step comes days after Chief Medical Officer of paramilitary ...