Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today promised prohibition of alcohol in a phased manner in the state if her party is voted back to power.
Jayalalithaa kick-started her election campaigned and said it is not possible to prohibit liquor sales in the state with one single signature and has to be done step by step.
Addressing a massive public rally held at the Island Grounds here, she said: “If AIADMK comes back to power then prohibition will be introduced in phases. The timing of the liquor shops will be reduced, the bars will be closed,
rehabilitation centres will be opened and the number of liquor outlets will be reduced.”
She charged DMK president M. Karunanidhi for lifting prohibition in 1971 and introducing liquor to a generation that did not know about the drink.
Karunanidhi does not have any right to speak about prohibition, she said.
She also introduced her party’s 21 candidates standing for election in the assembly constituencies here and surrounding places.
Source – India Today