Pol­i­tics of Pro­hi­bi­tion Brews Mi­zo­ram As­sem­bly Polls

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

Not just Janata Dal (United), more po­lit­i­cal par­ties are re­ly­ing on the pol­i­tics of pro­hi­bi­tion to save their day. Ahead of the Novem­ber 28 As­sem­bly elec­tions in Mi­zo­ram, op­po­si­tion Mizo Na­tional Front (MNF) has promised to bring back pro­hi­bi­tion if voted to power. “We are for to­tal pro­hi­bi­tion. If we form the govern­ment, we will im­pose to­tal pro­hi­bi­tion. They (Congress) are sell­ing liquor and hun­dreds and thou­sands of peo­ple died pre­ma­turely,” MNF chief and for­mer Chief Min­is­ter Zo­ramthanga al­leged. He said the Church and also the peo­ple of Mi­zo­ram stood in favour of to­tal pro­hi­bi­tion. He slammed the state’s Sports Min­is­ter Zod­intlu­anga for the deaths of peo­ple due to liquor con­sump­tion in the lat­ter’s Tho­rang con­stituency. How­ever, the min­is­ter laughed away the MNF chief’s barb. “I don’t have any ware­house. My fa­ther runs liquor busi­ness but I am sep­a­rated from the fam­ily and liv­ing in a dif­fer­ent house,”

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