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Pondy MLAs object to sanction of liquor shops in villages

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

MLAs of ruling and opposition AINRC today objected to the sanction of licences for private players to sell in villages in the Union Territory.

Raising the issue during zero hour in the Assembly, ruling member N Dhanavelu said in Bahoor constituency, shops have come up.

He alleged that Sooriyankuppam village in the constituency, which is close to was dotted with around 16 shops.

"There should be restrictions and quite often shops have been sources of disturbance to public peace," he alleged.

"The should review the situation and ensure that no permission was granted for large number of shops to sell the liquor," he said.

Opposition AINRC legislator Gobika of Thirubhuvanai reserved constituency said she was shocked to find a large number of vends in her segment.

"There is a shop close to my house in my village.. I have already drawn the attention of the in this regard and sought immediate steps to close the shops," she said.

Replying to complaints of the members, the PWD and Excise Minister A Namassivayam said he would look into the issue and take appropriate decision.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 18:57 IST