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Palanisamy acts on Jaya’s promise, shuts 500 liquor shops across TN

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday released a list of 500 retail liquor shops that will be closed from Friday even as it assured employees of these outlets that they will not lose their jobs.

Soon after he assumed office on February 20 after winning the trust vote on Saturday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy had issued various orders, including for closing 500 more Indian Made Foreign Liquor outlets of the total 6,300 present in the State.

AIADMK Supremo and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had announced that prohibition would be implemented across the State in a phased manner and announced closure of 500 liquor shops from June 2016.

In an official release, the Government said the 500 liquor outlets, operated by State Marketing Corporation, would be closed from tomorrow across the state and also assured the employees that due to the closure they would not lose their jobs.

“They will be appointed in various posts in the state owned TASMAC”, the release said.

PTI