Modi government is propagating, promoting tobacco lobby: Congress

Published on April 06, 2015 21:23:23 PM
The Congress on Monday accused the government of "propagating and promoting tobacco lobby" in India to common man's peril and wondered whether former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was removed from the ministry last year due to his anti-tobacco stand.

"Was Harsh Vardhan's anti-tobacco activism responsible for his removal?," party's communication department in-charge Randeep Surjewala questioned in a statement.