Bihar leader Minister Nitish Kumar released a liquor prohibition marketing campaign from Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. (record image)
RANCHI: After implementing the liquor ban in his nation, Bihar leader Minister Nitish Kumar has now set his eyes on neighbouring Jharkhand.
On Tuesday, Mr Kumar launched a liquor prohibition marketing campaign from Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.
Addressing an occasion of the Nari Sangharsh Morcha, Mr Kumar said there was no Bihar or Gujaratversion of prohibition, but a version as was propounded by Mahatma Gandhi.
“Why prohibition can not be imposed in Jharkhand if it’s miles banned in Bihar?” he asked. The ban on liquor is neither a Bihar nor a Gujarat model, alternatively it is Bapu’s (Mahatma Gandhi) model,” Mr Kumar said.
He also took a swipe at Jharkhand chief Minister Raghubar Das who had stated that the country wouldundertake the Gujarat model of governance.
“The Jharkhand chief minister says that his authorities will comply with the Gujarat version. if so heshould ban sale of liquor inside the country as well,” Mr Kumar stated.
He said there’s a clean tenet in the excise policy that no liquor can be offered within 3 kilometres of those states where prohibition is in pressure. however, he alleged, the Jharkhand government improvedthe quota of liquor in districts bordering Bihar no matter his letter on this regard.
In a veiled attack, Mr Kumar also focused high Minister Narendra Modi, pronouncing that he need tomake sure that the Gujarat model is carried out in all of the states where the Bharatiya Janata birthday party is in strength.
He additionally said that there has been no connection among consumption of liquor and the lifestyle of the tribals.
“virtually wrong data is being spread that liquor is related to tribal tradition. The Raghubar Dasauthorities will in the future be compelled to announce prohibition on liquor as people of the nation have now turn out to be conscious,” Mr Kumar stated.
He stated due to the ban on liquor the crime graph in Bihar has gone down.
Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi also addressed the gathering.
Mr Kumar’s birthday celebration Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has minuscule presence in Jharkhand. Political observers point out that the Bihar leader minister is now seeking to shape a grand alliance at the country wide stage and for that he might also are searching for a merger of the JD-U and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik of Mr Marandi.