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Maharashtra lifts liquor ban in Chandrapur district | Nagpur News – Times of India

CHANDRAPUR: The Maha Vikas Aghadi government on Thursday lifted the long debated liquor ban in Chandrapur district. Minister for relief and rehabilitation, disaster management and guardian minister of Chandrapur, Vijay Wadettiwar, told media in Mumbai that the state cabinet decided to lift the ban “because it was a complete failure”.
Following the initiative taken by then finance and forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, the previous BJP government led by Devendra Fadnavis had imposed the liquor ban in Chandrapur district on April 1, 2015. Fadnavis, now leader of oppositon in the assembly, termed the MVA government’s decision as unfortunate and one that will leave a long-term impact. “This also shows MVA government has different priorities when it should be focusing on Covid situation in the state,” he said.
Wadettiwar said the cabinet took the decision based on findings of a committee headed by retired former principal secretary Ramanath Jha, formed in January this year….

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