Well after Beef Ban in Maharashtra, Government might impose a ban on liquor in the state. Chief Minister Fadnavis said, “We will impose the (liquor) ban across the state after studying the results of the same currently imposed in three districts in the state.”
He said that the state government is positive about implementing a ban on liquor across the state. The final decision will be taken after taking the stock of three districts Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Wardha, where the ban is already in place.
CM made this statement as a reply to NCP MLC Sandeep Bajoria’s question. MLC Bajoria said that a police patil of Yavali village of Yavatmal district, who was against illegal liquor sale, was killed by the liquor mafia. The government is imposing the ban in Yavatmal district, but the liquor mafia is killing the people who are involved in implementing the ban. “Government should take strict action against them,” he added.
Chief Minister said that the government will impose the ban across the state after studying the results of the same currently imposed in three districts in the state.” He also said that we need to keep an eye on adulterated liquor business and smuggling of liquor as well. CM added that people who are involved in the business of adulteration of medicine, milk and liquor should be given capital punishment.
Recently, 104 people had died after consuming adulterated local liquor at Malvani in Malad.
People’s Republic Party MLC Jogendra Kawade said, the government should ensure that deaths due to consumption of adulterated liquor are restrained. “It is unfortunate that people are dying and the government has no mechanism to take action against liquor mafias. Even the local police are also involved in the illegal activity. The government should not play with people’s lives,” he said.
Advocate Mahendra Sandhanshiv, on the other hand, said people had voted for BJP hoping for good governance and not to change their drinking and eating habits. “Farmers are committing suicides but this government, rather than helping them, is busy taking controversial decisions. Liquor sales give huge revenues to the state exchequer. First, the government snatched food (beef); now, it wants to snatch the drink. People will show them (the ruling leaders) their place in the next elections,” he added.
Well, the liquor ban will definitely influence the local business and the nightlife of Mumbai. Post your views in the comment section.