Despite ban, consumption of liquor highest in Gujarat: Gehlot

Udaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot raised questions on liquor ban in Gujarat and said the state has the maximum consumption of liquor among all states.

“I was in Gujarat for a year. There is a ban on liquor since independence. But Gujarat has the maximum consumption of liquor. This is the situation of Mahatma Gandhi’s Gujarat,” he said on Sunday.

Dispelling the rumours of a ban on liquor in Rajasthan, Gehlot said that no ban will be imposed on liquor until strict measures can be taken to prevent illegal liquor.

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“I am personally in favour of banning liquor. But a ban on alcohol will give way for illegal liquor. Under these circumstances, it cannot be banned in the state. In 1977, a ban was imposed but it failed,” he said.

The state government had on October 2 this year, imposed a ban on certain categories of tobacco.

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