State-run retail liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu will be closed for three days from today as a mark of respect to departed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, the state government said.
The Prohibition and Excise Department said in a communication that all shops of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) and bars throughout the state be closed on December 6,7 and 8 “as a mark of respect to late Selvi J Jayalalithaa.”
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It also directed that other licenced premises selling liquor should also remain closed during the period.
TASMAC is the sole retailer of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and operates more than 6,000 shops across the state.