Patna: It appears that the Nitish Kumar government's decision to ban sale of liquor in Bihar has failed to deter people from buying alcohol even if it comes at an inflated cost.
According to India Today, dealers in Bihar are openly selling bottles of alcohol for as much as Rs 600 in the JD(U)-ruled state.
A wine dealer, during a sting operation, boasted that one can get what ever brand of alcohol he wants and it would take as little as 10 minutes for it to be delivered.
This is despite the ban on sale of any type of liquor announced by the Bihar government recently.
During the sting operation, Vinay Verma, Narkatiaganj Congress MLA, was also caught on camera offering drinks.
The Congress MLA was seen boasting about how his liquor reserve is fully stocked and constantly being supplied afresh.
"I will offer you liquor. If you want drinks, I can offer at my house. What we already have, how do we throw it? We have to use it," the Congress MLA was quoted as saying.
Howver, the Congress party has issued a notice to its MLA and sough his clarification over the same.
Bihar: Congress issues showcause notice to MLA Vinay Verma who was caught on camera drinking alcohol
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For others who still want to drink alcohol, the easy option is to buy it from Nepal.