Saturday, September 17th, 2016

After Bihar, Nitish Kumar suggests imposition of nationwide liquor ban

Narada Desk | September 17, 2016 3:13 pm Print
It may be recalled that Nitish Kumar rode back to power on the promise of imposing liquor ban in the state
Nitish Kumar : BIhar Chief Minister

After putting in place the liquor ban in Bihar, now Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar favoured a nationwide ban on liquor after flagging off a rally against alcohol abuse in Barwani. It may be recalled that Nitish Kumar rode back to power on the promise of imposing liquor ban in the state. And he did not forget that promise and did not want any slackness in its implementation when he said : “I was voted to power by the people to run the government, liquor ban has been imposed, now there is no chance of any slackness to implement it.”

“Nationwide ban on alcohol should be imposed. Madhya Pradesh should be stopped from becoming Madh (liquor) Pradesh,” Kumar said addressing a meeting organised by Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

“The development in the state should not be done at the cost of fertile land. No injustice should be done to farmers and poor for the sake of development,” Kumar added. “We should not meddle with environment to damage it,” Kumar said, adding, the dams and big projects should be build keeping in view of the ecological balance and their negative impact. He also said farmers should get land against land as compensation so they are rehabilitated.

“I have come from Patna to extend support to the agitation on the side of river Narmada here,” he added. The rally will cover 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh and culminate in Katni district on September 28.

(Agencies)

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