HC decision on dance bars unfortunate: NCP
There was a rare political consensus resulting in unanimous approval of the bill banning dance bars last year, NCP said.india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 02:45 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party has said that the High Court decision to strike down the Government ban on dance bars in the state was "unfortunate."
"There was a rare political consensus in the state legislature, resulting in unanimous approval of the bill banning dance bars last year", NCP state unit spokesperson Ratnakar Mahajan told reporters at Vidhan Bhawan.
BJP group leader in Assembly Gopinath Munde blamed Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil for the reversal suffered by the state government by the HC order.
"Patil should have examined all legal issues involved before announcing the ban," Munde said.