DMK chief Stalin slams EPS government over decision to open liquor shops

DMK chief Stalin slams EPS government over decision to open liquor shops

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin has slammed the Edappadi K. Palaniswami led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government in Tamil Nadu over its decision to open liquor shops in the state.

In a tweet, MK Stalin said, "The people of Tamil Nadu were expecting a major announcement from the government today. But the government announced that TASMACs would be reopened. This will create an environment for gatherings and the virus will spread. No responsible government would do this.".

Earlier Tamil nadu Congress committee president KS Alagiri, PMK leader Ramadoss, AMMK leader TTV Dinakaran and CPM state president Balakrishnan had also slammed the state government and asked to withdraw the decision of opening the TASMAC liquor shops.

CPM's trade union wing of TASMAC employees, TUMS requested the Tamil Nadu Government to withdraw it's decision to open the liquor shops in the state.

In a statement, the Union said, social distancing will be difficult to follow at most of the TASMAC shops and would put both the employees and customers in a vulnerable position.

The statement issued by the union also said it will lead to a very unhygienic situation and will also increase the burden of policemen who are already burdened.

The employees union urged the government to reconsider their decision of opening liquor shops.