Bihar CM announces to review Prohibition Law to make it more effective

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Patna, Nov 7 : Reiterating to take stern action against those violating the Prohibition law, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced to minutely review its each and every aspect for its effectiveness.

Exasperated with the rising death toll in the recent hooch tragedy, Mr Kumar told newspersons in the Janta Darbar that he would review the district wise situation on November 16 after the Chhath festival was over.

Without taking the name of BJP, his major alliance partner in the government and any other political party, Mr Kumar lamented at the statements being made in the context of the hooch tragedy saying that all political parties weather in government on opposition had unanimously taken the pledge in favour of the liquor ban and had passed it unanimously from the legislature.

Suggesting such leaders to refrain from making any adverse remarks, he asked them to act tough on getting information regarding a violation of the prohibition law.

Describing violation of prohibition law as dangerous as it has far-reaching consequences, Mr Kumar said that he has directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to keep hawks eye on each and every aspect related to it.

The Chief Minister said that the duo had been asked to assess how the violators of the prohibition law were slipping from the eyes of the administration and find out any other loophole.

Stressing the need for awareness of the people towards prohibition law and the consequences of consumption of liquor.

Mr Kumar said that the prohibition law was executed on the demand of the womenfolk of the society.

Mr Kumar said that the government was making all serious efforts for creating awareness.

The Chief Minister said that liquor was also dangerous for health and in this context he quoted a study conducted by the World Health Organisation which has reported about the health-related threats and hazards due to the use of liquor.

Regarding fear for the prohibition law, he said that this aspect would also be reviewed during the meeting.

Speaking about the allegations related to deterioration in the revenue due to the liquor ban in the state Mr Kumar ruled out any such deterioration and said that it has helped in controlling domestic violence and other health-related issues and expenditure incurred on it.


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