Liquor ban impact: Nitish Kumar 'touched' at Bihar woman remarrying husband after 16-years

Bihar CM was 'touched' on hearing that a couple who had been separated for 16 years, made up because of liquor ban in the state.

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016, 23:08 PM IST

Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was 'touched' on hearing that a couple who had been separated for 16 years, made up because of liquor ban in the state.

Vijanti Devi, 50, parted ways from her husband Govind Singh in 2003 because of  his drinking habit.

As per a report in India Today, Vijanti was subjected to domestic violence due to Singh's drinking habits.

However, Singh, 58, a resident of Bihar's Rohtas district, got a chance to reunite with his wife after the recent prohibition imposed in Bihar.

Vijanti had not spoken to Singh over the past 16 years but decided to him a second chance after prohibition helped him stay away from booze.

On hearing about the news, the Bihar CM tweeted the following:

The report further said that the couple decided to re-marry after their daughter Guddi, who was one year old when her parents had separated, convinced her mother.

The re-marriage of Vijanti and Govind took place on April 18 in Rohtas's Mohhaddiganj.

"I was fed up with my husband's drinking habits. I separated from him because of his drinking. After prohibition there is hope once again that he won't drink. I thank Nitish Kumar for this," Vijanti was quoted as saying by the website.