Swaraj Abhiyan has claimed that a liquor vend was “closed” on Sunday following a campaign in Old Delhi’s Matia Mahal Assembly constituency.
The forum, led by expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, has been holding ‘Jan Sunwayi’ (public hearings) on “proliferation” of liquor vends across the city.
“We have organised a ‘Jan Sunwayi’ near Ajmeri Gate in Matia Mahal constituency today. During the ‘Jan Sunwayi’, it came to notice that people of the area were facing problems due to a liquor vend,” the forum said in a press statement.
It claimed that the AAP government has not taken any action in this issue and demanded roll back of all 399 new liquor vends as well as cancellation of older licences wherever local population is opposed to it.
“Swaraj Abhiyan starts second phase of ‘Sharab Nahi, Swaraj Chahiye’ campaign on Sunday – ‘Halla Bol’, will choose a new site every day to close the liquor vends,” it said.
Residents will now take the responsibility of closing down liquor vends in their respective areas “after the incompetence of the government has come to light”, it said.
During the campaign, Bhushan claimed that the “government had now clearly had got into money making business” and since the public has decided to act on the issue, they can not be stopped and the government will have to take action.
Earlier, Yadav in his speech reiterated his accusation against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of giving sanction to open 399 liquor outlets in the national capital over the last one year.