Chennai, July 15 (BPNS)
AIADMK senior leader and former Tamil Nadu minister for Fisheries, D. Jayakumar said that selling alcohol in tetra packets would attract children. He was responding to the recent statements of Tamil Nadu Excise minister, Muthuswamy that Tasmac was contemplating in selling alcohol in tetra packs of 90ml.
Jayakumar in a statement on Saturday said, “Serving alcohol in tetra packs will attract children and make them alcoholics at a young age.”
He further said that children would assume that the alcohol tetra pack was fruit juice if it was served in tetra packs and consume making children turn alcoholics at a tender age.
The AIADMK leader also came out strongly against the suggestion of the state excise minister Muthusamy that the department was considering opening Tasmac shops at 7 am.
The former minister asked, “ if people drink before going to work, will the work be done properly or rather whether they will even reach their workplaces safely.”
It is to be noted that with Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) taking full control of the party and becoming general secretary of the AIADMK, the party is coming out with strong statements against the DMK government.