As the MCD election is gripping the city, the Delhi government is not leaving any stone un-turn to prevent foul play in the election. In a new order passed by Delhi government, the shutters of all the liquors stores in the national capital will remain shut till the counting of the votes are done.
In an order issued by the Delhi Excise Department, the national capital will come under ‘Dry Zone’ from 5.30 PM on April 21 to 5.30 PM on April 23 i.e the polling date. The order had also seen its way making to the pubs and clubs and other shops serving liquor.
“In pursuance of the provision of Rule 52 of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010, it is hereby ordered that dry days shall be observed from 5.30 PM on April 21 to 23 till 5.30 PM on account of elections to municipal corporations,” the order stated.
Speaking to Gaurav, who works in an IT firm, says, “This order is absurd. We had plans for this weekend, and now we are nowhere to go.”
“We will enjoy this weekend anyhow. We will stock up our collection with the best of the brands before the order come into force,” says Arjit who is a media professional.
Elections to Delhi’s three civic bodies – North, South and East Municipal Corporations will be held on April 23.