Hazare bats for prohibition in Maharashtra, meets Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare today said the state government should consider imposing total prohibition in Maharashtra, and blamed liquor consumption for rising accidents. Hazare, who met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Vidhan Bhawan here, said prohibition can be implemented if the government and people take it up strongly.

“In my village at Ralegaon Siddhi there were 40 liquor distillation plants and we removed them all and for the past 20 years, no one in my village drinks alcohol, or consumes tobacco,” Hazare said. “If the people’s will is strong and the government gives support, it is possible to implement total prohibition,” he added.

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