"During first and second tenure of Nitish Kumar, he turned every villager into a liquor addict and suddenly imposed a liquor ban law in the state in April 2016. Lakhs of people went to jail on the charge of sale and consumption of liquor. Even the Supreme Court has criticised the liquor ban and terme it "shortsighted," Tiwari said.
Nitish Kumar is forcibly trying to execute de-addiction in Bihar. The entire government machinery is searching for liquor in the state. They are using drones, helicopters, motor boats, sniffer dogs etc to implement the same. I believe this would not be the right way to implement liquor ban in the state. Nitish Kumar is not addressing the core issues of youths involved in this business, Tiwari said.
"The state is facing a huge unemployment problem. They are unable to provide opportunities for youths to earn money for their livelihood. In the absence of opportunities, many youths are involved in liquor business. Why Nitish Kumar is not engaging them in sports and other constructive activities," Tiwari said. (IANS)