Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday advocated unified action by states to curb the narco-gangster-terrorist nexus.
In his address during a conference on drug trafficking and national security chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Chief Minister said that it is the high time that all the states must act in unison with each other to combat this menace. He unequivocally said that the states should not indulge in credit war but focus on eliminating the gangsters, drug smugglers and terrorists. Bhagwant Mann said that a foolproof strategy should be evolved by the states and it should be implemented flawlessly to get the desired results.
The Chief Minister described this nexus as a major threat to the security, sovereignty and integrity of the country. He said that this nexus needs to be eliminated at the earliest for safeguarding the interests of our coming generations. Bhagwant Mann said that it is the high time that all the states must sink their differences and act sternly against the nexus.
The Chief Minister also offered fulsome support and cooperation to the Union government for setting up a Forensic laboratory in the state. He said that despite of being a border state with huge threat of smuggling of drugs, weapons and others from the other side of barbed wire, Punjab does not have any such laboratory to check drugs. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will leave no stone unturned for setting up this laboratory.