Just a day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the sale and consumption of liquor will be banned in the state from April 1, 2016, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Ramadoss’s Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) have once again taken up the cause of anti-liquor campaign in Tamil Nadu by urging the AIADMK government to follow Bihar's example of prohibition.
DMK treasurer MK Stalin and PMK youth-wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday asked the state government to follow Bihar and introduce prohibition of liquor in the state, according to TNIE report.
Stalin appreciated Nitish Kumar’s decision and called it historic. He said that even though there were no protests or demands for prohibition of liquor, the Bihar government initiated the move.
Talking about his "Nammkku Naamey" campaign, he said that several women had requested him to shut down TASMAC shops and he had promised to fulfill their demands along with prohibiting liquor sales in the state.
Anbumani Ramadoss said that the reasons applicable to Bihar over the liquor sale are applicable to Tamil Nadu too, according to TNIE report.
He said that there are various cases of women consuming liquor and several women becoming widows. He also shared the recent instance of four school girls consuming liquor in school premises. He urged the state government to protect people from problems that arise from liquor sales.