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CAPTAIN ON COURSE, BUT…
25.03.17 - By Harcharan Bains*

The latest Punjab Assembly election earlier this year was perhaps the most significant election since the formation of the Punjabi Suba, or post-reorganisation Punjab. Punjab went through a phase of extreme angst and pain for which the government and the opposition were both equally to blame as neither placed the interests of the state above their own.
 
The worst opportunism was seen in painting Punjab as the "drug capital of the world.” Those who did so are now the guardians of Punjab’s pride. In four weeks, Punjab will be declared drug free. Punjab will believe it, just as it had last month believed that it was the worst drug addict in the world.
 
But in the larger interests of the state, it is time to move on and away from petty blame game and alibis for failure and defeat. Both the government and the opposition – AAP and the SAD-BJP – must ...
  



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