Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the election meeting in Lakhisarai.
Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Despite full prohibition, liquor smuggling and wild increase in its buying and selling has given the opposition an opportunity to attack the government.
- Last Updated:October 26, 2020 at 4:11 PM IS
Addressing an election meeting in Lakhisarai, CM Nitish Kumar said that an atmosphere is being created in Bihar against prohibition of liquor. Those who do this are actually businessmen themselves and they are the only ones who are trying to create an atmosphere against this law. The liquor mafia wants them to be removed from power somehow. He said that five years ago and even before that women used to demand liquor ban. We promised that we will introduce prohibition. He did it when he came in the government. Now the drunk mafia wants to remove them from power.
Explain that the bill brought on liquor ban in Bihar was passed unanimously by the ruling and opposition and presented a unique example of accountability to the people of the state in constitutional terms. Despite the total prohibition of liquor, the smuggling of liquor and the tremendous increase in its buying and selling has given the opposition an opportunity to attack the government. However, now JDU has retaliated by this. JDU leader Rajiv Ranjan said that liquor ban is a historic decision and said that Chirag Paswan is getting misled. BJP MP Ravikishan said that elections and politics do not mean that Chirag should speak so cheaply. I have known Bihar for 20 years. Bihar was ruined because of alcohol. Nitish Kumar drove Bihar out of ruin. Chirag should apologize to Nitish Kumar.