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Tamil Nadu: TMC chief Vasan demands time-table on closure of liquor outlets

The AIADMK government had announced the shutting down of 500 TASMAC retail stores.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: June 20, 2016 10:38:24 am
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Tamil Maanila Congress today demanded that the Tamil Nadu government bring out a timetable with details of how it planned to close liquor outlets in a phased manner, as promised by the ruling AIADMK.

“People of Tamil Nadu are expecting closure of all TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation) outlets. I request the government to come with a timetable giving details of closure of all TASMAC outlets in a phased manner in the state,” TMC president G K Vasan told reporters here.

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He was responding to a query on the AIADMK government’s announcement to shut 500 liquor shops with effect from today.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the run up to the May 16 Assembly polls had promised that prohibition would be implemented in a phased manner in Tamil Nadu.

After winning the elections, she first ordered reduction of the business hours of TASMAC outlets. She had also directed closure of 500 retail outlets.

Tamil Maanila Congress is part of the People Welfare’s front, comprising MDMK, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and Left Parties, which fought the May 16 polls.

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