The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today said it was blocking government’s efforts to ban “super bars” in the state.
A team of RSS-linked activists met the Tamil Nadu Government today to inform them that they will not be allowed to bar a person for buying a drink, which is a violation of section 377A of the Indian Penal Code.
The RSS leaders are also expected to meet the Chief Minister today.
RSS spokesperson Shashank Joshi told PTI that they have informed the Tamil Governor that the government will not allow the sale of liquor by private persons.
“We have asked the Tamil Government to prohibit sale of super bars and prohibit the sale and consumption of liquor at public places.
We have also asked the Chief Ministers office to ensure that the sale, consumption and consumption at private places will be done away with,” Joshi said.RSS also said the government has failed to follow the instructions of the apex court and the Supreme Court in the matter of banning super bars in the country.
This has not only led to the loss of millions of lives in Tamil Nadu, he said.
We have written to all the states to ensure prohibition of sale of Super Bars and have written a letter to the Tamil Chief Minister and the Tamil President,” Joshir added.
It is the second time the RSS has come out strongly against the Tamil government’s proposal to ban the sale or consumption of alcohol.
Earlier, the organisation had called on the government to ban liquor in the State in a letter written to the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.