Decision to sell liquor in supermarkets and grocery shops is unfortunate: Anna Hazare slams Thackeray government

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Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday (January 31, 2022) slammed the Maharashtra government, terming its decision to sell liquor in supermarkets and grocery shops as unfortunate. Opposing the Uddhav Thackeray government, Hazare said, “It is the duty of the government to work towards de-addiction, but I am sad to see that the government is taking such decisions for financial gains, as a result of which people will get addicted to alcohol.” “

He further said that while the people of the state are opposing the decision of the government, the people of the government are supporting it. It is unfortunate for the people of the state that the government of Maharashtra has given such priority to the sale of liquor only for revenue.

Let us inform that on January 27, in the cabinet meeting, the Maharashtra government had decided to sell liquor in grocery stores and super markets. He has taken this decision to increase the revenue from the sale of liquor, which the BJP is strongly opposing.

For this, the state government will allow the sale of liquor by setting up separate counters in supermarkets and grocery shops of more than 1000 square feet. NCP spokesperson and minister in the state government, Nawab Malik, had agreed to the decision, saying that there are several factories manufacturing liquor in the state. This decision has been taken only to help the wine producers.

At the same time, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis had protested saying that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the state has not taken a single decision in the interest of farmers, poor and small traders during the Corona period. The government’s priority is only alcohol. The government, intoxicated by power, should also help the poor a little.

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