I am against liquor prohibition: Adi Godrej

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Veteran industrialist Adi Godrej has spoken out against liquor prohibition, saying it won’t work and would be a futile exercise to enforce it.

“I am against liquor prohibition”, the Chairman of Godrej Group told PTI when asked for his views on the issue, with Bihar enforcing prohibition.

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“I am not an expert on social issues but it does not work”, added Godrej, a former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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“Even when America had prohibition, it led to mafia being formed etc. In India also prohibition has not worked. It’s fruitless trying prohibition. I don’t think we should encourage it”, he said.

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In response to a question, Godrej favoured state funding of elections in India.

“Yes. It will reduce corruption in my view”, he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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