Don’t backtrack on prohibition promise, Kaushik tells Govt

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Don’t backtrack on prohibition promise, Kaushik tells Govt

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik on Thursday said in the Chhattisgarh Assembly that the women in the State had voted Congress to power on the promise of enforcing total prohibition but the Government has decided to form a Committee to discuss enforcing total prohibition.

The Government should not backtrack on its promise, he said.

Kaushik said that liquor sale is not BJP's doing and it was the Congress party which promised total prohibition to gain power. On one side, the Government talks about prohibition and on the other, it is inviting quotations for sale of liquor brands, he said.

There is an attempt to restart the liquor contract system which the BJP had ended, Kaushik said.

He said that the previous government took stern measures against chit fund companies to return money of investors. The Congress government had promised in its manifesto that it would help get the money of investors back. It was expected that the move would reflect in Governor's address but this did not happen.

Kaushik said that there should be positive action to end Naxalism in the State.

He said that much noise was made about loan waiver of farmers and every farmer should be made free of loans burden, Kaushik said.

There is no policy on power tariff waiver on the horizon and people have already started not paying their power bills. This could bring in a situation of anarchy in the State, Kaushik said.

This Government has closed e-tenders of the value between Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs and now the tendering process has commenced so the problems which were encountered before will reappear. The decision to close online tendering will encourage corruption, he said.

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