After a series of raids on hotels in banquet halls to catch the liquor ban violators, RJP chief Lalu Yadav has asked the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take the liquor prohibition law back.
“I already told Nitish Kumar that liquor operations cannot stop in Bihar. Hundreds of deaths due to poisonous liquor are examples of it. Hence, it is better for him to roll back the law and avoid the loss of state revenue,” Lalu Prasad said.
“The state administration has completely failed to stop the operations of the liquor mafias. Nitish Kumar, on the other hand, is sending police into the rooms of women to search for liquor,” Lalu Prasad said.
“In 2016, Nitish Kumar came to my house and said that he was going to ban liquor in the state. I told him that implementation of banning liquor in the state is not easy. Smuggling of liquor would increase in Bihar as adjoining Nepal, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are non-dry states. Nitish Kumar had ignored my suggestions and implemented the law,” Lalu Prasad said.
When Lalu was asked about Nitish Kumar’s claim that all parties have backed him during the Liquor ban period in Bihar, he said he and his party did not support the hundreds of deaths due to the liquor ban.