Liquor-ban is not practical, will be disastrous: Pinarayi Vijayan

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016,12:03 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannoor | CPI(M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has said that liquor-ban is not practical, and will be disastrous.

Talking to reporters here Wednesday, he made it clear that LDF policy is abstinence, and that it will not enforce a complete ban. “Alcohol-ban is not practical. But we will encourage abstinence and enforce phased ban on alcohol,” the CPM leader said.

LDF adopted this policy after realizing that liquor-ban will lead to brewing of illicit liquor, which will lead to tragedies.

Commenting on KPCC President VM Sudheeran’s stance against corruption, Pinarayi asked if he has ever stuck to what he said. These are gimmicks to fool people, he added.

He questioned the ability of AICC President Sonia Gandhi and the High Command to take a firm stand against corruption. Pinarayi noted that they approved the candidate list that included corruption-tainted ministers and MLAs.