Keen to enforce prohibition but not without people support: CM

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Keen to enforce prohibition but not without people support: CM

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said in the Chhattisgarh Assembly that the Government will not talk of 'vengeance' but talk of 'justice'.

Be it Jheeram valley massacre, PDS scam or the Antagarh episode or the Augusta Helicopter deal, all the cases will be investigated but in a systematized manner, he said while participating in a debate on the motion of thanks to Governor's address.

He said that the Government will act on the complaint made by former Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar which was ignored by the previous government.

The Opposition had been raising issues on enforcement of prohibition. We will enforce prohibition  in the 85 scheduled Tehsil areas and a Committee had been formed. We want to take a decision on prohibition within 20 days and the decision would be taken after taking people of the State into confidence . We have got five years from the people and liquor consumption is a social evil. The people also should come forward to end it, Baghel said.

The Naxal policy will also be implemented after taking people of the State into confidence, the Chief Minister said.

He said that the government will get back the money of investors invested in chit funds .

Farmers in Kawardha, Mahasamund and Kanker had committed suicide earlier and we had visited their families. What is this issue about medium or short term loan? What we told farmers they have understood, he said.

The previous government waived total of Rs 106 crore farmer loans; we waived total of Rs 6000 cr loan of farmers, Baghel said.

The previous government only held closed door meeting on problem of Naxalism and kept paying tributes to the jawans. My government stated-- we will talk to affected families, journalists and lawyers. Nowhere before loans of such a large number of farmers had been waived as in Chhattisgarh by our government and the Opposition is having ifs and buts on farm loan waiver issue, he said.

In the last 15 years, the previous government could not give Minimum Support Price of Rs 2100 per quintal of paddy to farmers, Baghel said.

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