Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, has reaffirmed that the state’s alcohol ban will remain in place for the greater good of society. Nitish Kumar’s statement came at a time when the opposition BJP alleged that the state government is losing millions of dollars due to the alcohol ban.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, patron of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), and Ajit Sharma, head of the Congress party’s CLP, both advocated the repeal of this law. “With the exception of a few unfortunate events, the alcohol ban has largely benefited society.
It tremendously benefited the women. Domestic violence against women has decreased dramatically since April 2016, when a ban on alcohol was enacted “Kumar remarked. “After using alcohol, individuals turn evil.
On the request of the state’s women and with the agreement of all political parties, we have enacted a ban on alcohol. It has benefited a significant proportion of society. Consequently, it will continue here “Kumar added. The Nitish Kumar administration is under fire for Bihar’s lacklustre enforcement of the alcohol ban.
Alcohol is readily available in the state. There have also been a huge number of alcohol-related catastrophes in the state, in which hundreds of individuals have died or lost their vision after swallowing counterfeit alcohol.
The opposition leaders accused the Nitish Kumar government of being complicit in a Rs 20,000 crore parallel economy run by the liquor mafia, police officers, and bureaucrats in Bihar. They stated that only the poor were affected by the law.