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Why the prohibition in gujarat would stay?

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Everywhere in blogs, newspapers, tv talk shows every one seems to be in favour of lifting prohibition, But the sad fact is that it would stay.. the last time someone made a serious effort was with maltmarch.org but they seem to have realised it wont work..
The main reason? Vote Bank.
Any politician who dares to remove prohibition will loose in the comming election that is the surest thing, and modi is already fearful of loosing the next election after seeing the mind blowing performance of the UPA, wouldnt dare to risk it anymore. Certainly modi has tried to relax the laws by lifting prohibition in SEZs. Allowing easy permit to people comming from other states, or countries. Actually an idea of allowing private doctors to give permits was mooted but no decision was taken in that regard.
Modi is afraid of women and middle class voters who are very much in favour of prohibition. Women are afraid that their family members will start drinking or may drink more when liquor is cheaply available, occasional drinkers will turn into daily drinkers,, certainly they have a point its very much possible. The sudden euphoria of legalisation will make even the non-drinker to give it a try.. Families think that there would me more cases of eve-teasing and today in most parts of gujarat girls stay out of home till late night, for eating out, movies, tution or just hanging out with their friends or for chudaing with their bf in some dark corners and it is assumed that they wont be able to do so once the prohibition is lifted,, thats certainly a valid point..
But the point is that the state shouldnt interfere in the choices of a citizen, when the whole world is drinking you cant stop a small group of people from drinking, its straight violation of human rights, humans have a right to drink!. After right to education bill a right to drink bill is needed in gujarat. Like the gays all drinkers need to take out a parade, unless their is organisation and systemic protests the ban will stay, this is just the right time to make the voices heard.. A mass movement of supporters need to get down to the street and make the government listen. But i guess thats not going to happen.. thts how it is…
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Written by maya

July 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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  1. yeaaaa… xactly main reason is VOTE BANK..lekin dusre ku6 cases aise jai jab me ek media company me tha …. ku6 police karmis and lambe lambe haatho wale kaanun ke khiladi.. sab ko is prohibition ke hone se achhi rishwat KATKI milti raheti hai .. :(waise bhi dis prohibition was only on papers.. and was used to show only..jisko jitna chahiye daaru milta hi raheta hai.. thoda costly to costly lekin milta to hai hi…fir is prohibition ko goli hi maardeni chahiye..

    CrAzYy..! ;)

    July 14, 2009 at 4:54 pm

  2. actually more than vote bank , its about image of bjp and "moditwa "…. they are proud to bear the image of bhartiya sanskriti n all dat stuff … this is india where the state interferes in everything ..be it choice of sexuality or this …


    July 15, 2009 at 3:20 am

  3. @ crazy thats right police and politician gain a lot.. right crazy koi point nahi hai expect karke ke prohibition hatega.. it is going to stay.. for a long time… btw cost of daru has increased a lot of that tragedy,, police cracking down even IMFL bootleggers.. ysterday bought an 8pm it costed 500rs.. this prohibition is going to make me kangal@Vicious For BHP its the indian culture image and for the congress its the gandhi.. there wont be any respite for us anytime soon..

    Uncommon Sense

    July 16, 2009 at 11:04 am

  4. The drinkers won't take out a procession coz they get alcohol anyway. They aren't just desperate enough.


    July 19, 2009 at 11:54 pm

  5. @abhishek a point of desparation is reaching near, since the ahmedabad incident all liquor channels has been closed,, cost of liquor is already 3 times higher and mostly not available.. people are rushing to de-addiction centers.. if this shortage continues for a month.. some thing might just happen..

    Uncommon Sense

    July 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

  6. i think, the ban should remain, coz i wanna continue seeing gujarat as it is nw, with the ban withdrawn there will be a lot more hooliganism on streets, the whole air of gujarat will change, i don't care if it is for votes ,but i want the ban to continue.there is no desperation i guess, the fuss is just being created,stop trying to inflict bad ideas into the state….lets work towards making it a better place to live, rather than bringing it's own doom.


    February 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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