UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav remained non-committal on the issue of banning liquor in the state even as he advised people to “drink less”.
Association’s general secretary Kanhaiyya Lal Maurya said they would show black flags and raise slogans asking the Bihar CM to “go back”.
Nitish seems to have chosen the venue to send a symbolic message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who represents the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
Adi Godrej articulates a wider unease with the proliferation of bans — on beef or alcohol.
There’s only one wave in the Tamil Nadu assembly election, and it’s called prohibition.
As many as 1,311 women from Wahal, Morawe, Jawale and Bamandongri voted to levy a ban on liquor that will effectively shut down a private restaurant-cum-bar and two other liquor shops in the area.
With toddy exempted from the new liquor ban in Bihar, Lali Choudhary says any effort to stop the sale of palm wine would be “tampering with nature”
The amended liquor law has the provision of death sentence for manufacturers and suppliers in the event of a hooch tragedy.
The biggest challenge comes from policing, with amended law laying stringent provisions making most offences non-bailable. This means that one wouldn’t get bail from police stations from drinking offences.
Campaign began on Republic Day this year when women raised demand at gram sabha meeting.
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.