TDP leader questions government inaction against those involved in the liquor scam
The TDP has opposed the proposed new excise policy of the government to sanction liquor shops in proportionate to the population of an area.
Talking to the media here on Tuesday, party leader Shobha Hymavati has said that while the TDP government has proposed to set up one primary school for ever 1 kilometre, a high school for every 5 km, one college for every mandal and other amenities like drinking water and roads, it was unfortunate that the present government was trying to increase the number of liquor shops and encourage the drinking habit. She said the Congress party had conveniently forgotten its poll promise of introducing prohibition in a phased manner and instead started increasing flow of liquor and encouraging the liquor syndicates. Now it was atrocious that the government was trying to provide liquor shops on the basis of population, instead of thinking about provision of basic amenities to the people.
She has questioned why the government has not taken any action against the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana and the excise minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana despite knowing that they were involved in the liquor scam and had relations with the mafia. She has criticised the government for transferring honest officers instead of taking action against the politicians involved in the liquor scam. She said the Congress leaders were only trying to safeguard their positions and not bothered about controlling the liquor mafia.
She said this has resulted in a large-scale flow of liquor and increased attacks on women. She has demanded that the government implemented its poll promise of introducing prohibition in a phased manner.