Former Governor of Assam and Tamil Nadu, Bhishma Narain Singh, today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a ban on alcohol and tobbaco in the country on the occasion of International Yoga day.
“Yoga is an age-old Indian remedy for physical and mental health. However, it has its effect only when practiced with abstinence from alcohol and tobacco,” he said in a statement.
“I call upon the Prime Minister to forget his political rivalry for once and endorse Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s call for banning alcohol and tobacco throughout the country on this day,” he added.
Singh also claimed that “the revenue lost will be more than compensated by the joy it will bring to crores of family reeling under both economic and social hardships on account of these two biggest scourge for Indian society”.
During his tenure, Singh had also banned alcohol from the parties hosted by the Governor.
“During my tenure as Governor in North East, so called regions where drinking is socially acceptable, I was surprised when I received congratulations and accolades from all corners for banning alcohol from parties hosted by Governor,” he said.