Due to festivals such as Diwali and Dusshera, there are at least three dry days across India in October 2019. However, in 17 states there will be more than three dry days in October 2019 due to Assembly elections.
The government prohibits the sale of alcohol on the days of elections. Due to assembly elections and by-polls, the list of dry days has increased. The state observing by-polls elections are Maharashtra, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Apart from the elections, the dry day will be observed on October 2 on account of Gandhi Jayanti, October 8 for Dussehra, October 13 for Valmiki Jayanti and October 28 for Diwali.
Another four dry days in Maharashtra and Haryana where assembly elections are due. In Maharashtra and Haryana, liquor won’t be sold on October 19 (from 6 pm onwards), October 20 (full day) and October 21 (date of polling). The dry day will be observed on October 24 when the counting of votes will take place in the two states.
Here’s the list of places in states where there will be dry day due to elections:
|Sl.No.||Name of State||Number and Name of Assembly Constituency|
|1.||Arunachal Pradesh||56-Khonsa (West)(ST)|
|17.||Himachal Pradesh||55-Pachhad (SC)|
|38.||Madhya Pradesh||193 – Jhabua (ST)|
|41.||Pudducherry||10 – Kamraj Nagar|