If BJP makes drinking age 25 years in other states, we will make it 30 years in Delhi: AAP

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Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj on Tuesday stated that if the BJP made the minimal age of shopping for liquor 25 years in party-ruled states, then the AAP would enhance it to 30 years in Delhi. He stated that the authorized age of drinking alcohol in BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh was 21 years, whereas in BJP-ruled Goa it was 18 years.

Bhardwaj stated that the BJP was talking in opposition to the choice to decrease the drinking age in order to guard black markets and monetary misappropriation.

He claimed that when youths below 21 years go to eating places and pubs, police extorts cash from restaurant homeowners which then makes its technique to the “top”. “By our decision, this malpractice will be stopped and that is why BJP is upset,” Bhardwaj stated.

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  • He stated that BJP leaders ought to ask the central authorities to convey a legislation which makes the age of drinking 25 years in the entire nation as this will convey uniformity.

    “I am surprised to see the hypocrisy of the BJP. Till now no one has seen such hypocrisy in any political party. It is very clear that the BJP is shameless. Within the BJP-ruled states, the legal of liquor consumption is 21 years from many years. It is 21 years in dozens of states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh. The BJP has ruled for 15 years in Goa, where the legal age is 18 years,” he stated

    “I challenge Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta and LOP Shri Ramvir Bidhuri to bring this age back to 25 years in the BJP ruled states, then we will make it 30 years,” Bhardwaj stated.

    This is BJP’s try and steal income and defend black advertising and marketing, he alleged.

    The Delhi Cabinet on Monday authorised a brand new excise coverage reducing the minimal age for consumption of liquor to 21 years from 25 years, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia introduced.

    The opposition on Monday hit out on the AAP authorities for reducing the drinking age, claiming the brand new excise coverage will make town the “capital of intoxicants”.

    The Delhi BJP president stated he and his occasion leaders will meet Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday in protest the brand new excise coverage.

    “The new coverage will not solely result in (sale of) spurious liquor and promote crime however will additionally spoil children because the authorized age for drinking has been lowered from 25 to 21 years.

    “The right thing would have been for the government to tighten liquor policy to make Delhi safe for women and keep youngsters away from the liquor,” Gupta stated in a press release.

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