State-owned Co-operative Consumers Federation has decided to sell liquor online for the upcoming Onam festival in Kerala.
"Consumerfed has decided to sell liquor online. The move is to avoid long queues seen outside beverage outlets during Onam day," Federation Chairman M Mehboob told mediapersons at the Press Club in Kozhikode on Thursday.
The apex body of Consumer Co-operatives in the state, plans to sell around 59 brands of liquor to consumers who had registered for the product online, he said.
"Consumerfed, which aims at providing quality goods at low price for the people has been looked at now as the centre for corruption," Mehboob said, adding, it was due to the mismanagement for the past four years and the managing committee of that period was responsible.
"Corruption and mismanagement in the co-operative body, which had been a profit making one till 2010, had caused it to become a loss making unit. Now it has become a profitable public sector enterprise," he said.
"Nobody involved in corruption will be spared. No partiality will be shown in taking steps against corruption in Consumerfed," he said.