Intensifying his force towards liquor, Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday dared his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav to put into effect prohibition in the usa’s most populous state.
Mr. Kumar, who is trying to use prohibition as a ballot issue in U.P., alleged that the kingdom authoritiesbecome seeking to benefit from the ban in his country by way of increasing the quantity of shops on the border with Bihar. The JD(U) chief reacted to the current incidents of crime and injuries in Bihar,pronouncing he turned into “deeply saddened and concerned” by way of them and could not rest untilthe responsible had been delivered to justice. He, however, contended that ever because the liquor bangot here into area, the crime fee and ordinary number of accidents had fallen in Bihar.
Felicitated by using girls
“I need to tell Akhilesh, cross in advance and limit liquor in U.P. Don’t fear about the sales in the quickrun; in the long run every body may be happy,” Mr. Kumar said at an event right here organised via the Kisan Manch. He turned into felicitated through ladies for the selection to ban liquor. however maximumof the girls at the event had been pressured to sit out of doors within the heat at the same time asguys occupied the seats inner.
Mr. Kumar claimed there has been a multi-fold boom inside the wide variety of liquor stores in districts bordering Bihar after the ban. “on the Siwan-Deoria border, the base rate for liquor has elevated fiveinstances, from Rs 6.25 lakh to 30.25 lakh,” he claimed.
Commenting at the loss of sales, Mr. Kumar said the liquor commercial enterprise had no ethicaljustification and the short–term sales loss would light when compared to the lengthy–term benefits. Mr. Kumar envisioned tipplers in U.P. spend round Rs 60,000 crore a 12 months on liquor, an amount that would be spent on crucial items like nutritious meals and milk.
The UP authorities has set a revenue target of Rs 19,000 crore from liquor in 2016-17.
Reacting to Mr Kumar’s call for prohibition in U.P., the SP authorities said he was seeking to confuseelectorate earlier than the 2017 elections. Spreading propaganda over prohibition and the opportunities of a mahagathbandan would handiest “give a boost to communal forces,” SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary stated, including that after Bihar become burning, its leaders had been busy in “journeying”.