One-liner: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, booked under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, on Monday, moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking anticipatory bail.
Driving the news: The plea, moved by Majithia's counsels, submitted that to target the applicant/petitioner is one of the major election planks of the current govt led by the Congress in Punjab.
Need to know: Majithia is the brother-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and brother of former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia had earlier denied all charges against him.
Political vendetta: The Shiromani Akali Dal had called the registration of the FIR against Majithia a political vendetta.
In the run-up to the polls, witch-hunting of the political opponents has gone to its peak, according to the petition.