Drug addiction is in the film industry: BJP MP Ravi Kishan

By Rajan Nath -- September 14, 2020 3:09 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ravi Kishan on Monday raised the issue of drug nexus in Bollywood during the monsoon session of Parliament.

He said that "Drug addiction is in the film industry too. Several people have been apprehended, NCB is doing very good work."

The actor-turned-politician said that "I urge central govt to take strict action, apprehend the culprits soon, give them befitting punishment and bring an end to conspiracy of neighbouring countries."

Referring to the neighbouring countries, the BJP MP said that "Problem of drug trafficking and addiction is on a rise."

"Conspiracy is being hatched to destroy the country's youth, our neighbouring countries are contributing. Smuggling of drugs from Pakistan and China is done every year. It is brought via Punjab and Nepal," Ravi Kishan said.

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Monsoon session of Parliament

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-PTC News

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