'Won't consume alcohol': Bihar MLAs take oath as state prepares to implement ban

Days ahead of the implementation of restrictions on alcohol sale in the state, on Wednesday, MLAs at Bihar Assembly took oath for not consuming alcohol.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2016, 19:31 PM IST
'Won't consume alcohol': Bihar MLAs take oath as state prepares to implement ban

New Delhi: Days ahead of the implementation of restrictions on alcohol sale in the state, on Wednesday, MLAs at Bihar Assembly took oath for not consuming alcohol.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also present in the Assembly.

Bihar government has announced a complete ban on the country-made liquor in the state from next month.

CM Nitish Kumar has said that teachers, Vikas Mitra, Tola Sewak, Anganwadi workers and others would be roped in for creation of a positive atmosphere for implementation of ban on country-made liquor in the state.

Kumar said that some women had demanded a total prohibition on alcohol in the state during an official function last year in Patna to which "I promised them that I would enforce ban on liquor if I return to power." 

Kumar said that he had announced on November 26 on the occasion of 'Prohibition Day' that his government would implement a complete ban on country made liquor from April 1, 2016.

The government will bring a bill in the ongoing budget session of state legislature that would have a provision of death penalty for those caught manufacturing illicit liquor, he said adding that country made liquor must be destroyed by March 31.

Kumar asserted that he would not allow 'home delivery' of liquor in the state.