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After MP, another BJP-ruled state follows Bihar; declares to impose liquor ban

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PATNA: BJP-ruled States in India are slowly following on the footprints of Bihar which imposed total prohibition last year.

The chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh on Tuesday announced to impose phase-wise ban on alcohol in his home state, apparently taking a cue from Bihar.

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Singh made this announcement at a function held in Munger. He is currently on two-day visit of Bihar.

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Earlier on Monday, the Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced to close down liquor shops in his home state in a phased manner.

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Pressures are also mounting slowly on Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das to ban liquor in the state with the villagers pressing for this demand.

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Bihar imposed total prohibition in April last year at the cost of heavy revenue loss but its end-result has been astounding.

A study by the state government has found the alcohol ban has seen significant decline in incidents of crime as well as road accidents in Bihar even as it also has changed the life-style of the people who are now said to be consuming milk products after liquor ban.

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Featured Image caption: Nitish Kumar engaged in conversation with Raman Singh during latter visit to his residence in Patna on Tuesday.

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