Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh announced the declaration on liquor prohibition on 11 April 2017, after having a meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna. Raman Singh has declared that he will be following the footsteps of Bihar and that, prohibition of alcohol will be imposed in Chhattisgarh.
Highlights of Alcohol Ban:
• The Chief Minister announced in Munger, after his meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna.
• Singh, who was on a two-day visit to Bihar, had gone to Munger Yogashram to meet Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
• Singh had declared that he was in favor of prohibition of liquor and said that the first step towards this would be to impose it in villages having a population of 3000 and more.
• With this announcement, Chhattisgarh becomes the second state to declare imposing alcohol prohibition in the state
• Madhya Pradesh was the first state to declare the prohibition on liquor.
• Not only Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, but also other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states are likely to come under this strict pressure from activist groups to impose a ban on liquor.
• Gandhian activists and women’s groups will be raising awareness regarding the ban in BJP-ruled Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
• In Uttar Pradesh, there have been several anti-liquor protests being carried out by women’s groups after the Yogi Adityanath government had taken office.