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Covid surge: AIADMK wants liquor shops, bars to be shut down.

- January 19, 2022

Chennai, Jan 19 (BPNS)

Opposition AIADMK has come out strongly against the DMK government for not shutting the Tasmac liquor shops and bars across the state even after Covid -19 fresh cases in the state have touched 24000 cases daily.

AIADMK coordinator and former Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami in a statement on Wednesday said that the DMK government must shut down Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) liquor shops and the bars across Tamil Nadu to prevent spread of Covid -19 cases.

He said that the DMK was a political party with duplicity and when it was in opposition, the party had staged dharnas and conducted agitations against the opening of Tasmac shops when the number of cases was a mere 775 cases a day in May 2020.

He said that the DMK is now turning its back to the demand from the general public to shut down the Tasmac liquor shops as this was one of the key areas where the community spread of Covid -19 virus was taking place.

The opposition leader of Tamil Nadu urged the Chief Minister to immediately shut down the Tasmac liquor shops and bars to prevent further Covid -19 spread in the state.