This is why BJP MP came to Parliament with liquor
New Delhi : BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma on Monday attended the Parliament session with a pack of liquor and noted that the Delhi government is making attempts to encourage the consumption of liquor in the city.
"During COVID-19 when 25,000 people died, the Delhi government was busy formulating a new excise policy with an objective to increase the consumption of alcohol in the union territory," BJP MP told news agency ANI.
"Today, 824 new liquor shops have opened. People are opening liquor shops in residential areas, colonies, villages, non-conforming zones. Till 3 am, the liquor shop will be open, women will be given a discount if they drink till 3 am in bars. The age limit to consume alcohol is reduced from 25 to 21," he alleged.
"The objective behind this is that the Chief Minister wants to earn maximum revenue so that he can expand his campaigning. He went to Punjab for election campaigning for 2022 assembly elections and said that he would end the culture of alcohol, on the contrary, he is increasing alcohol consumption in Delhi," he further alleged.
As per new liquor policy, private liquor shops which were closed on October 1 have been recently reopened by the Delhi government.