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Ban liquor for poor, consumption resulting in crimes, says YSR Congress MP

Liquor consumption was a matter of concern and a lot of crimes were also happening due to it, according to Lok Sabha member K Geetha of the YSR Congress.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2017 17:37 IST
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A lot of crimes were happening due to liquor consumption, according to Lok Sabha member K Geetha of the YSR Congress.(HT File/ Representational Photo)

Liquor should be banned across the country for the poor people as its consumption was resulting in crimes, Lok Sabha member K Geetha of the YSR Congress said on Monday.

Geetha said liquor consumption was a matter of concern and a lot of crimes were also happening due to it.

“Liquor should be banned across the country for poor people... Liquor should be banned,” she said during Zero Hour.

Urging the Centre to come out with a liquor policy, she said many states have resorted to banning liquor and allowing it in five-star hotels, she added.

Raising the issue of judiciary making comments about the perks and salaries of MPs, Congress member MI Shanavas said the government should look at the emoluments of MPs.

“Government should put an end to the insulting attitude of the judiciary (towards MPs) and the media trial,” he said.

He also said that recently a Supreme Court committee had decided to increase the salaries of judges and enhance pension benefits, but the judiciary talking about issues regarding the benefits extended to MPs was an “insult to the MPs”.

During Zero Hour, BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi also raised the issue of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announcing that residential house tax would be waived off if AAP wins the civic polls.

Delhi government cannot take a decision in such matter which can be decided only by Parliament, she said, adding that taking a decision on house tax was beyond Delhi government’s jurisdiction.

Raising the issue of Teesta water sharing pact, TMC member Saugata Roy registered a strong protest asking why the Centre was bypassing the West Bengal government as it was not being consulted in the matter.