Belan Brigade has launched a drive against liquor vends in Ludhiana which will continue till March 31.
Members of the brigade gathered at Basant resorts on Thursday and stated that the state must consider liquor consumption seriously which was increasing day by day because of free availability of liquor in every nook and corner. Aneeta Sharma, president of this brigade, said, “If the government gives an excuse that heroin comes from Pakistan, then from where does liquor come? Easy availability of liquor is spoiling lives of many, and the government is not looking at this aspect.”
Sharma added, “We want reduction in vends by 20-25% every year by government and at the same time, alcoholmeter should make regular check-up of employees. In addition to this, salary should be disbursed twice a month to factory workers. On the salary distribution day, liquor vends of that area should remain closed.”
The brigade members seemed to have carefully chosen the time for launching their campaign as liquor vends will be allotted this month through draw of lots.
The members had submitted a memorandum to BJP state president Kamal Sharma, urging him to raise his voice against the increasing number of vends in the state. They had also met the deputy excise and taxation commissioner, Ludhiana.