‘If people would support us, will impose blanket on liquor in Valley,’ Manzoor Bhat

‘Expresses concern over sudden price increase on construction material, urges admin to intervene’

Srinagar, June 26: BJP’s Kashmir Unit on Friday said that ‘there should be blanket ban on sale of liquor in Kashmir in view people’s aspirations and stated that party has a clear stand against social evils.

In a statement issued to media, Party’s Media-In-charge and senior leader Manzoor Bhat said government should impose blanket ban on the sale of liquor in Kashmir keeping in view aspirations of people.

He said party has always raised their voice against the social evils and would continue to do so. “The liquor was brought to Kashmir by previous government regimes who exploited people for their self interests ,” Bhat said.

“BJP has a clear strand against social evils and has raised always voice against social crimes prevailing in our society including drug abuse and other related things,” he said.

Bhat also appreciated the J&K police for acting against drug peddlers, mafia dealers and stated that party’s youth wing was actively participating in curbing this menace from oursociety.

“Our role was crucial over the past 6-8 months in Kashmir in controlling this drug menace as our young generation was more involved in it,” he said.

He said people also played a important role in curbing this menace and wherever they found anything regarding such elements, they are reporting to nearest police stations.

“We are against every social evil which is harmful and are prevailing in society including drugs, liquor. if people will support us, we will make liquor free Kashmir,” Bhat said.

While expressing concern over the sudden increase in prices of construction material, he said it is time for administration to act people who are making money or overcharge people during the pandemic.

“We are getting hundreds of distressed calls from the distressed people as construction material is being sold at higher prices and people are being pushed back to the wall,” he said.

Bhat also criticized the Lieutenant Governor Administration and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir for failing to regulate the prices of construction material in the valley.

“The administration should wake up from deep slumber and provide a little bit relief to the people who have already suffered losses following the Coronavirus pandemic,” he added.

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