Last Updated: February 04, 2023, 14:38 IST
Congress legislator Sanjay Yadav on Saturday stated he’s eager to be a part of senior Bharatiya Janata Party chief Uma Bharti’s marketing campaign in opposition to alcohol consumption in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and can invite her to villages the place the sale of illicit liquor is occurring.
“I am going to ring Bharti today and fix up a meeting with her in Bhopal. I am eager to join hands with her to put an end to the drinking menace which is ruining families in Madhya Pradesh,” Yadav, who represents the Bargi meeting constituency, advised PTI over the cellphone from Jabalpur.
“If Bhartiji really wants to work for discouraging drinking with government support, she first has to stop the sale of liquor unlawfully sold in villages under the regime’s protection,” he stated.
Bharti, a former chief minister, has been demanding regulation of alcohol throughout the state forward of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities’s announcement of a brand new liquor coverage.
Yadav stated he’ll invite Bharti to the villages the place he stated liquor is being bought unlawfully.
“If she is not trying to revive her political career, she should come along with me and see how families are being ruined due to drinking,” the lawmaker stated. Assembly polls are due in MP by the tip of the 12 months.
Two days in the past, Bharti had tied cows in entrance of a liquor store at Orchha in Niwari district as a part of her marketing campaign in opposition to alcohol and fed them hay as she known as upon individuals to drink milk and shun liquor.
She has stated that the federal government shouldn’t “cash in” on some individuals’s behavior of consuming. Speaking at a Republic Day perform, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had stated that the state would come up with a brand new coverage that may discourage consuming.
On Friday, state Home minister Narottam Mishra had known as Bharti’s transfer to tie cows in entrance of a liquor store as a part of her marketing campaign a “good thing”.
Former Union minister Bharti had thrown cow dung on the identical Orchha liquor store final June and had hurled a stone right into a liquor vend in Bhopal in March final 12 months.
While Bharti had began off by searching for complete prohibition in the state, she is now demanding regulation of alcohol gross sales.
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