Chennai, June 22 (BPNS)
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) demanded the Tamil Nadu government to enforce step by step banning of liquor in the state. The PMK state president and former Union Minister, Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss in a statement said that the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to shut down 500 Tasmac liquor shops from today was a welcome decision.
The PMK leader called upon the Tamil Nadu government to ban 500 Tasmac liquor shops every quarter of a year and thereby ensure that all the remaining 4829 liquor shops are shut down by the next two and half years.
It may be noted that there were 5329 liquor shops in the state of Tamil Nadu under the state government and with the shutting down of 500 shops on Thursday, the number of shops has come down to 4829.
It may be noted that PMK which is the political arm of the powerful Vannniyar community has all along been campaigning against the consumption of liquor and has been demanding a shutdown of Tasmac liquor shops in the state.
The PMK has recently conducted a state-wide campaign against the increase in use of liquor in the state of Tamil Nadu.