Patna,(Bihar) (ANI): Attempting to give the saffron party credit for the liquor ban in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi on Tuesday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led government took the decision under pressure.
“This has been our demand since long that if the liquor has to be banned in the state then it should be completely banned and not partially. We kept on pressurising the government over this,” Modi told ANI here.
“We are happy that the pressure imposed by the BJP worked and the Chief Minister had to declare a complete ban on liquor in the state. We are with this government on this initiative,” he added.
Four days after promulgation of partial prohibition in Bihar on April 1, the Nitish Kumar government today decided to impose a total ban on alcohol in towns and cities.
The decision to ban sale and consumption of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in municipal and town council areas with immediate effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister told reporters here.
The Nitish Kumar government had banned sale and consumption of country and spiced liquor in rural areas from April 1 this year, but had allowed sale of foreign liquor in towns and cities. (ANI)