Hyderabad, June 29 : Demanding the reversal of present Excise policy the Lok Satta, CPI, RSP, Forward Block, Welfare Party of India and others will be staging a dharna at the Excise Commissioner’s office in Nampally on July 1 (Monday).
The parties contend that the present policy under which private traders run liquor shops has led to the proliferation of illegal outlets and an increase in liquor consumption. The policy has ruined the health and living conditions of the poor.
The parties would like the Government to take over liquor trade, limit the number of shops and the days and hours of their functioning, and entrust local governments and self-help groups with the task of shutting down belt shops. INN