No plan to ban alcohol in Delhi, clarifies Manish Sisodia

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The deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who was responding to a question of AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar from Timarpur in the Assembly, accused the Opposition of spreading “misleading” figures on the number of liquor shops in the city to “deceive” the public. He said government has no plans to ban liquor in the capital.

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Sisodia on Tuesday said the Delhi government has no plan to ban liquor in the city even as he maintained that the AAP dispensation does not want to run the city administration with money collected from sale of alcohol in the national.

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The Deputy Chief Minister, who was responding to a question of AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar from Timarpur in the Assembly, accused the Opposition of spreading “misleading” figures on the number of liquor shops in the city to “deceive” the public. Sisodia’s statement comes at a time when there is a controversy over rise in liquor shops in Delhi. The Deputy CM said in many areas, liquor vends have been closed after complaint from public and soon Mohalla Sabhas will take a call on existence of liquor shops.

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