Taking cues from its Delhi unit, the BJP will soon launch a protest over Punjab’s new excise policy, which has already come under judicial scrutiny. New excise policy 2022-23 makes liquor cheaper by 30%-60% in the state.
The BJP plans to increase pressure on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab over their “liberal” liquor policy. With the BJP’s belief that Delhi is deciding the terms of the Bhagwant Mann government, it seems appropriate by party leaders to target the AAP government over the new excise policy.
Kejriwal is copying the Delhi model in Punjab. They came (to power) on a promise to improve people’s lives and put a stop to drug and alcohol abuse. With the new policy, they have made liquor cheaper and looks like they will follow the Delhi route,” said a senior BJP leader.
Some party leaders will meet BJP’s National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh.
“We will discuss and start an agitation against the new excise policy of the AAP government in Punjab,” he said. They have replicated the model of Delhi in our state which is already in the grip of alcoholism,” said a senior leader from Punjab.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had already put a stay on the AAP government’s new liquor policy in Punjab.
With more fronts opening up against the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in the past, the tussle between the BJP and the AAP has intensified.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra, Delhi unit chief Adesh Gupta and MP Manoj Tiwari on Monday launched a sting operation in which one of the accused named in the CBI’s FIR had allegedly paid a heavy price for obtaining the license of a retail liquor shop. Claimed to have paid commission. you government.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told the media on Monday that one of the CBI’s deputy legal advisers died by suicide after he was forced to make up a false case against him – a claim that the CBI has refuted. The probe agency said the officer concerned has nothing to do with the case.