Delhi is going on Assembly election polls tomorrow Feb 8 and in view of it “dry day” will be declared in border areas of Delhi for three days. Liquor shops in border areas of Delhi, such as Noida, will remain shut.
Noida will have a three-day ban on the sale of liquor beginning from 6 pm on Thursday till the polling day and on the counting day, February 11.
An order has been issued, declaring a ‘dry day’ in the border areas of Delhi for 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll. The sale of alcohol at shops and pubs in three-kilometre limits of Delhi border, especially in Noida, will be prohibited from 6 pm on February 6 till the polling end on February 8.
As per excise rules, 48 hours before the end of polling, poll-bound states are declared ‘dry’ and no sale or serving of liquor is permitted.
For the uninitiated, the National Capital is witnessing a triangular electoral contest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress for the 70 seats. In the 2015 Delhi assembly polls, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP came to power, winning 67 seats in the 70-member House. While the BJP could win just three seats, the Congress drew a blank.