Navjot Singh Sidhu bats for poppy cultivation in Punjab

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh, Oct 1 : Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu batted for legalising the production of poppy husk for cultivation, consumption and sale of opium.

He said “opium is better than heroin” and that it should be legalised. Sidhu’s comments came amid a raging battle against drugs in the North-Indian state.

“Dharamvir Gandhi is doing a very good thing, I support him. My uncle used to take opium as a medicine and lived a long life,”  Sidhu said on being asked about AAP MP from Patiala Dharamvir Gandhi’s demand for legalising opium cultivation


“Opium should be grown in Punjab,” Sidhu said in presence of the Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has made the fight against drugs in Punjab a priority of his administration.

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