RJD to Revoke Prohibition from Bihar if it Comes into Power

Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (file photo).

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Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, speaking in Vaishali district on Sunday, said that if his party came into power, ban on alcohol imposed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be a thing of past.

Singh, the RJD national Vice President, said that Bihar, under Nitish administration, was reeling under corruption and loot and the public was being victimized left and right in the name of prohibition.

"Crime has soared in Bihar and ordinary people are routinely targeted and sent to jail for years on the pretext of breaking prohibition laws. There is zero semblance in the state and the public is feeling gagged under this corrupt regime. If our party comes into power in the next state elections, I can assure you prohibition will be repealed immediately and individual rights that have eroded under this government will be restored," the RJD leader said.

Singh further said that there were around 56,000 people rotting in various jails of Bihar, some for very small infraction of the prohibition law and many falsely implicated in manufactured cases involving liquor laws.

"This black law has destroyed many families in the state, mostly Dalit and backward families, and we will waste no time in reversing prohibition as soon as we come into power,' he said.

The RJD leader also expressed his confidence in the three special elections in Bihar saying his party would emerge victorious at one Lok Sabha seat and two Assembly seats by a very large margin.

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