Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Sunday invited by a group of women from Maharashtra to guide them for proper and effective enforcement of prohibition in some of the districts of their state.
A delegation of Chandrapur Shramik Elgar Group led by its president Paromita Goswami today met Kumar at his official residence here and formally invited him.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Goswami said, "We have invited Nitish Kumar to visit Maharashtra to campaign for prohibition in the state. Kumar, who accepted our invitation, assured us that he will visit Maharashtra to campaign against liquor."
The Bihar Chief Minister has already got invitations from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha to campaign against liquor.
Informing that the women of Maharashtra were influenced by Kumar's decision to impose a blanket ban on liquor in Bihar, Goswami said the women here were fortunate that he has effectively enforced prohibition, which was not effective in the three districts of Chandrapur, Wardha and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
"We (women) fought for prohibition in Maharashtra and complete prohibition was enforced on April 1 last year in three districts of Chandrapur, Wardha and Gadchiroli. But it is not as effective as in Bihar," she said.
"We need the guidance of Nitishji for effective implementation of prohibition in these three districts," said Goswami.
They group thanked Kumar for implementing prohibition in Bihar and also honoured him by presenting a shawl and a memento.