AIZAWL, Feb 18 - Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Minister Dr K Beichhua on Monday reiterated the State Government would legislate a stringent prohibition law to ban sale of alcohol in the State.
�A new law will be legislated in the first Assembly session for complete banning of sale of alcohol in the State,� the Minister said while addressing a party meeting at Mizo National Front (MNF) office here.
The next session of the State Assembly will be the Budget session, which will be held in March and this will be the first full-fledged session after the MNF headed by Zoramthanga assumed power after a 10 year hiatus, on December 15, 2018.
Beichhua said that the State Government is drafting a prohibition law which will be introduced and passed in the upcoming Budget session. He also said that the MNF Government, soon after assuming power, declared prolonged �dry days� as a prelude to prohibition. The �dry days�, however, were stayed by Gauhati High Court which allowed re-opening of liquor shop following petitions filed by liquor vendors and bonded warehouse owners, he further said.
The Minister added that the State Government is committed to its pre-poll promises of bringing back total prohibition on sale of alcohol.