Nitish firm on decision to ban liquor in Bihar

By: | Published: December 5, 2015 11:39 AM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said he needs the support from the people, especially women, to implement the policy of banning the sale of liquor in the state from April 1, 2016.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said he needs the support from the people, especially women, to implement the policy of banning the sale of liquor in the state from April 1, 2016.

“We want to ban liquor from the state. We want to bring new policy towards banning liquor. We are worried about the poor farmers, who have low income but they are alcohol addict. This is ruining their family and women are facing a lot of problems and the society is deeply affected by this. I need the support from the people, especially women, in implementing this policy,” Nitish told the media here.

“Women are also victim of domestic violence. The money spent on liquor should be used for other purposes. That’s why we will implement new policy regarding liquor in the state. From April 1, 2016 , we will implement this policy,” he added.

The Bihar Chief Minister had earlier announced a ban on the sale of liquor from April 1, making it a major announcement since he came back to power for the fifth term.

Kumar had said that the officials of the excise department were working to chalk out a new liquor policy.

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