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In what may come as a relief for Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government facing the opposition wrath post the demonetisation drive, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday backed the move and urged the ruling dispensation at the Centre to hit benami property and impose a ban on liquor.
"After demonetisation, the government should also hit benami property and ban liquor because they are the prime sources of black money. If the business of liquor ban has stopped then find out what are they doing who were indulging in this business. If they are doing something alternative then its good," he said.
Nitish, however, said that the government should have made more preparations prior to announcing this move as the nation is facing difficulties due to demonetisation.
Nitish yesterday described the move as a "courageous step" even as he admitted that "poor arrangements" in its implementation were causing hardship to the common man.
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