Act against erring Cong leaders, SAD urges Governor - ECAS Punjab

Act against erring Cong leaders, SAD urges Governor

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 21

The SAD on Thursday urged Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore to take action against some Congress MLAs for allegedly patronising liquor smuggling.

Addressing the media here, party leader Daljit Singh Cheema said as per media reports, the Chief Minister had admitted during a meeting with Congress leaders that he had knowledge about party leaders involved in liquor smuggling.

The Shiromani Akali Dal has claimed that the illegal sale of liquor has caused a loss of Rs 5,600 crore to the state exchequer in the past three years.

"The illegal act has caused a loss of Rs5,600 crore to the state exchequer in the past three years," he claimed.

He alleged thousands of litres of ENA (extra neutral alcohol) had been unlawfully released from distilleries owned by Congress men and their close associates and was dispatched to illegal distilleries and bottling plants as has been revealed in the case of Khanna, Rajpura and Ludhiana incidents.

He demanded identification and action against distilleries engaging in the illegal act, besides audit of the ENA stock of all distilleries in the state.



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