Chief spokesperson of BJP and MLA from Naina Devi Randhir Sharma said that Bharatiya Janata Party alleges that the present Congress government is working under the pressure of liquor mafia.
After the month of March, liquor vends are opening at many new places in Himachal Pradesh, in many places liquor vends are opened even without taking NOC from panchayats. The people there, especially the Mahila Mandal, are strongly opposing these contracts, but when they talk to the administration, they say that these are not liquor contracts, they are all contracts and NOC from panchayats is not required for them.
The Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemns such rules which have been made by the present government to give benefits to the liquor mafia.
Under the guise of these unfair rules, liquor contractors have started opening liquor vends and premises at various places, due to which the image and spirit of Himachal Pradesh is deteriorating.
The Bharatiya Janata Party believes that the present Congress government is running a campaign against drugs, which the Bharatiya Janata Party supports. But on the other hand this government is working under the pressure of the liquor mafia, everyone is also feeling that their campaign against drugs is not a gimmick.
Lest this anti-drugs campaign really become a gimmick, the Bharatiya Janata Party demands that the current Congress government and Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu should not give protection to the liquor mafia and the way contracts are being opened everywhere, whether on the National Highway or the National Highway. Talk about or Panchayats.
You will be surprised that Kiratpur Manali Fourlane has not even been inaugurated yet and there are no tea stalls on that Fourlane. But liquor vends have opened, a large number of vends have opened on a forelane at various places. BJP wants to ask whether these contracts are open under the rules? Are you open with permission?
Our demand is that the government should investigate all these contracts and the policy regarding liquor made in Himachal Pradesh should be strictly implemented.
It has also come to our notice that many liquor contractors are cheating the government and doing the work of saving money. The government should also inquire whether the people who have got contracts under the new excise policy are not depositing their fees on time. The contractors have also taken new tenders in the name of their relatives without paying the money for their old tenders, the government should also properly investigate this.
At many places fake passes have also been sent by the contractors at the time of audit and when there are complaints and cases are reopened, the truth comes out.
It seems that somewhere the government also does the work of giving protection to the liquor mafia.