The movement had even challenged the political parties to prove that toddy was an intoxicating drink and offered Rs.10 crore for it.

Pro-toddy group asks DMK and AIADMK to clear their stand on toddy banWikipedia by P Syamlal
news Toddy Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 08:33

Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement, which is seeking to lift ban on toddy in the state for the last one decade, on Monday wanted AIADMK and DMK to declare their stand on the issue.

Both the Dravidian majors had announced that they will bring total prohibition in the state to woo the women voters, Movement Secretary, S Nallasamy said.

Though DMK Chief M Karunanidhi had promised to consider lifting the ban on toddy, when the movement gave a call to openly sell the drink, during the Chemmozhi Tamil Conference held in Coimbatore seven years ago, he has not spelt out his stand on the issue till now and not even in the manifesto released on Sunday, he said.

The movement had even challenged the political parties to prove that toddy was an intoxicating drink and offered Rs.10 crore for it, but no parties, which initially supported the movement, have come forward so far, Nallasamy added.

To create awareness among the people of Tamil Nadu, the only state which is deprived of toddy, the movement has decided to sell it in Tiruchirapalli on April 16, he said.

Moreover, a comprehensive manifesto will also be released on April 14 in Namakkal, to create awareness among the public about the importance of voting, Nallasami added.

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