The then Mahavikas Aghadi government had decided to sell wine in the mall. However, this decision was withdrawn after opposition from the public and the BJP. Meanwhile, after the change of power in the state, the Shinde-Fadnavis government has indicated to start selling wine in malls again. Senior social activist Anna Hazare has warned the state government about this.
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What did Anna Hazare say?
“Mall culture is not an Indian culture. This is a foreign culture. It is not right to bring foreign culture to India and then sell unwanted things there. I believe that the current government will not think about things like malls and alcohol. However, if something like this happens, we have to protest in our own way”, warned senior social activist Anna Hazare.
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The signal was given by Shambhuraj Desai
Meanwhile, Excise Minister Shambhuraj Desai had hinted to start selling wine in malls. “Draft wine sales in malls were opened to the public. We sought people’s opinion in this regard. Many people have suggested this till the end of July. Accordingly, the study of how many people are in support and against this decision is going on. Departmental Secretary and Commissioner are working on it. The report in this regard will come to me in the next 15 days, after that I will study it myself and after knowing what is the opinion of the people, we will take the next decision, I will also discuss with the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister in this regard”, said Excise Minister Shambhuraj Desai.