Party calls for shutting down new liquor shops
New Delhi, Jan. 2 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi unit of the BJP has called a “complete shutdown” (chakka jam) across the national capital as a mark of protest against the Delhi Government’s new Excise Policy, giving away the liquor business to private players.
Massive protests have been organised at 15 locations across the city on Monday, the first working day in the new year.
BJP State General Secretary Harsh Malhotra said that every resident of Delhi, including women, was concerned about liquor shops coming up close to their houses.
“While Kejriwal talks about prohibition in Punjab, he is adamant on making Delhi a city of liquor but we will not sit back quietly,” warned Malhotra.
While Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta will lead the “chakka jaam” at Akshardham Crossall road, MP Gautam Gambhir will be at Car Bazar on Vikas Marg, and MP Ramesh Bidhuri at Dayaram Chowk.
Besides, senior leaders of the party and MLAs will be present at these protests at other locations.
Malhotra said that if the newly-opened liquor shops were found operating in non-conforming zones, or are in violations of the Master Plan-2021 or Corporation Laws, or in close vicinity of an educational institution or a religious place, they would be sealed with immediate effect.