If the LDF has its way, one will have to wait for 23 years in order to be eligible to booze in the stateâ€¦well, at least legally. But, liquor will definitely flow in the state albeit in a restricted manner, as the Left seems in no mood for a total ban on liquor.
In its election manifesto released on Tuesday, the LDF has painstakingly promised to gradually phase out liquor from the state with an intense spurt of public awareness camps being organized to educate the ignorant masses of the dangers of alcoholism if it comes to power.
The Left coalition also promises to undertake steps to decrease the availability and consumption of liquor aided by requisite laws in place so as to free the state of its tipplers in a phased manner.
An educational campaign to disseminate widespread awareness right from school level is to be organized in order to encourage people to abstain from alcohol and drugs. This would be further reinforced through establishment of de-addiction centres across Kerala.