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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said at the Lokaparna program of development works in Katni on Saturday that MP will not be drug-addicted due to the shutdown of liquor, if the drinkers keep coming then the liquor will continue. He also pledged to make the state drug-free.
- Chief Minister gives pledge for de-addiction in the inaugural program of development works in Katni
- Umabharati has already said – liquor ban requires political courage
Shivraj Sarkar, who came on the backfoot with Uma Bharti’s statements about prohibition, has now cleared his stand. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in Katni on Saturday that only the state will not be free from drunkenness. As long as there are drinkers, the liquor will keep coming. The society will have to give up the addiction, for this we will campaign. His statement is considered to be a direct reply to Uma Bharti.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan arrived at a government function in Katni on Saturday. He called upon people to make Madhya Pradesh intoxicated. He said – We are trying to make Madhya Pradesh a drug-free state. Your cooperation is needed for this. It will not be just by prohibition. Drinkers will keep coming if you drink People will keep bringing liquor from here (there). We will run a de-addiction campaign, so that people stop drinking. He has made a similar appeal in Ratlam.
Uma’s attitude strict, strategy cleared
Umabharati has devised a strategy to launch the campaign by closing the liquor shop of his home village Dunda in Tikamgarh. Experts believe that Umabharati is in a cross mood over liquor ban, while Shivraj government is in a dilemma regarding revenue. Shivraj’s statement in Katni indicates that the excise policy for the next financial year (2021-22) does not want to reduce the revenue from alcohol.
Uma’s sarcasm – alcohol pressure does not let the mafia pressure
Uma Bharti wrote on social media – little revenue greed and Mafia pressure does not allow liquor ban. If seen, only the government system manages to provide alcohol to the people. For example, the mother whose responsibility is to protect her child while nurturing it. If the same mother gives poison to the child, then it is like opening liquor shops by the government system.
Explain that the state government, which is struggling with the economic crisis, was considering increasing the number of liquor shops to increase income, but due to the political turmoil, it had to go on the backfoot.