Congress led government in Indian State of Madhya Pradesh was slammed by the BJP leaders on Friday for its decisions targeting an increase in state’s revenue from liquor sales. The former MP CM Shivraj Chouhan has warned the government that the party wouldn’t allow the state to become a ‘Madira Pradesh’.
The MP government had recently implemented a policy of easing up the procedure for getting the liquor license for Resorts to encourage tourism in the forest areas of the state. The move was aimed at encouraging tourism around the forested areas of the state.
Moreover, the government had also encouraged the liquor shops to create seating facilities. The argument that congress had for this policy was that without such facilities, people would drink on roads and public places, ultimately creating issues.
The opposition attacked the government saying that the state made these decisions on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi, who is known to despise alcohol and called in a ‘major social evil’.
The party pointed out the effects that this decision may have- he said it would make alcohol much more easily accessible and may increase the crime rate, especially against women. He said many of the crimes are committed in an intoxicated state of mind.