Punjab health minister says sharab not intoxicant because it’s used in army parties


It seems nothing is going right for the Punjab’s Akali government as far as it’s perception among ordinary public is concerned.

Amidst a series of PR disasters, it’s health minister was seen showering praises on sharab.

“I don’t think ‘sharab’ (booze) is an intoxicant. You cannot call alcohol an intoxicant. It is (consumed) there in the army, parties.

“The government gives licences for manufacturing liquor, we auction liquor vends. As long as it is izzare it may sound but Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani does not consider ‘sharab’ (booze) an Incidentally, Punjab has been facing a problem of drug addiction, which once prompted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to claim 7 out of every 10 youth in the state were addicts.

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