Ban on liquor sale 48-hr prior to polling
The Punjab government has issued directions to ensure the strict compliance of the guidelines of the Election Commission of India (ECI) concerning observance of the ‘dry day’ period on the polling day, May 19.
Chief electoral officer Dr S Karuna Raju on Tuesday said that as per the guidelines of the ECI, the sale of liquor will be prohibited in the state 48 hours prior to the polling day and end with the conclusion of polls at 6pm on May 19.
Similarly, prohibition on sale of liquor in 3 kms of adjoining areas of neighbouring states will also be ensured through concerned departments. The steps are aimed to stop any clandestine movement of liquor from those areas, he added.