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I am against pub culture: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today said that he did not support the pub culture, but it was not an issue that was worth the fuss.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2009 04:57 IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Sunday said that he did not support the pub culture, but it was not an issue that was worth the fuss.

"It's not that I support the pub culture. But we need to pay more attention to security and other important issues," Chavan said in Mumbai when asked to comment on Mangalore incident.

He assured that if any organisation tried to attack pub in the state, "police will take care of it."

He stated that in the wake of terror attacks, "security was more important than pubs or dance-bars."

The previous government of Vilasrao Deshmukh had come in for flak due to the decision to ban dance bars in Mumbai.

Chavan was talking to reporters at the official Sahyadri guesthouse after a function at which family members of policemen and NSG commandos, who died in Mumbai terror attacks, were handed petrol-pump dealerships.