Nitish Kumar to soon seek public review of Liquor ban
JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is ready to commence on his Nischay Yatra, during which he will play back his decision to accomplish the promises that he made before the 2015 Assembly elections.
Main objectives of the Yatra
One of the main objectives of the Yatra will be to quest for public’s comment on the prohibition law, which has drawn disapprobation for its strict provisions.
The Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar will begin his yatra from West Champaran today and will cover four district headquarters in the first phase. The yatra will cover all 38 district headquarters.
During this time, Nitish will look into the functioning of government schemes, especially those related to his seven declarations such as water supply, cleanliness, power supply and providing credit cards to students.
Party leader stated
A senior JD(U) leader stated, “The chief objective of the yatra is to seek general public feedback on the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016, which is heavily under attack for its stringent prohibitions. We want the general public to tell us how we should make the law more practical and enforceable.”
Recently at the Rajgir council meet of the JD (U) party, Nitish Kumar had stated, “I want to meet the local people to understand the problems they are facing with the liquor law. I will also ask them for some suggestions to improve the law, because mere criticism will not do any benefit.”
The state government also invited written suggestions from the local public for the better enforcement of liquor law.
During his Nischay Yatra, the Chief Minister will uphold review meetings with all senior officials and take suggestions from the general public. This will be his seventh yatra in 11 years.