The Bihar Government has decided to move Supreme Court against the Patna High Court’s order striking down its liquor policy. The high court had last week lifted the ban on liquor imposed by the Nitish Kumar government earlier this year.
The court in its verdict had said that the ban is ultra vires to the Constitution and hence not enforceable.
The government had first banned the manufacture, trade, sale, consumption of country-made liquor since 1 April, but later imposed a blanket ban on all types of liquor including foreign liquor in the state.
Talking about the positives of liquor ban, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “Now people not wasting money on alcohol like before, that money is being used in better ways, financial situation improving.”