AAP lawmaker asks Punjab CM to follow suit

Chandigarh, July 5: Setting a precedent, Punjab’s AAP MLA Aman Arora on Thursday underwent a dope test and dared Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to lead by example and get such a test done on himself, his Cabinet members and ruling Congress MLAs. The Sunam MLA’s action comes a day after Amarinder Singh ordered mandatory dope tests for all government employees, including police, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service. “It is a matter of shame that elected representatives have to undergo ethical challenges like dope testing just because there is a big-time nexus between politicians and police officers with the drugs mafia… I appeal to everyone — from panchayat members to the Chief Minister — to undergo the dope test,” Arora added. “When he had to seek votes (for the Congress), Amarinder Singh held a ‘Gutka Sahib’ in his hand and took a pledge to wipe out drugs and drug mafia from Punjab within four weeks of coming to power. (IANS)