New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that those who drink alcohol are “mahapaapi” and not “Indians.”
He said this after the state Legislative Assembly passed the Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Bill 2022 to dial down on punishment imposed on first-time “drinkers”.
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, he said that even Bapu opposed liquor consumption and those who go against his principles are “Mahapaapi and Mahaayogya.”. “I don’t consider these people Indians,” he said.
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Nitish Kumar has been criticised after the reports of multiple hooch tragedies, especially at the end of 2021.
On Wednesday, the opposition levelled several allegations on the state government accusing it of failing in implementing its liquor ban.
This is a developing story.