The state govt is not going to ban liquor as it would have major financial implications on revenue earning.
Villagers, especially women, said they were facing financial hardship and harassment because of massive sale and consumption of liquor in their villages.
Supporting the JD(U) demand, PCC spokesman Ajay Rai said the state government should keep a watch on labels to check illegally inscribed rates on liquor bottles.
“We cannot ban liquor, sambhav he nahi hai, we can only alter its consumption,” said Rajendra Rathore.
Perumal’s family has refused to accept his body, demanding the closure of all liquor shops near schools and temples.
Nestle India’s senior counsel Iqbal Chagla, who concurred with the court’s view, said that no alcohol in the country has received product approval from the food safety regulator.
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The CM’s proposal comes exactly a year after neighbouring Mizoram lifted its ban on sale of liquor in July 2014.
‘Students are wasting their youth and the state has a duty to protect them,’ said Kapil Sibal.
Beer and wine parlours were allowed in the closed 418 bars to address the loss of jobs and cushion.
Nearly 10,000 workers employed with these bars, restaurants and liquor shops will be jobless come next week.
Chandy said that the matter was discussed for about five months.
A Hindu organisation claimed that the ‘impractical decision’ stemmed from the rivalry within the Congress.
The other day, Congress state vice-president M M Hassan had blasted Sudheeran openly in media.
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