TMC leader blames Modi govt for opening liquor shops in West Bengal

TMC leader blames Modi govt for opening liquor shops in West Bengal

Trinamool Congress leader Idris Ali, who is also a former MP, blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government for opening up liquor shops in West Bengal during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Ali termed the decision as “very unfortunate” and said, "I think, it was not important to open liquor shops. People are not getting proper food to eat and here the government is opening liquor shops.”

“I saw that no one has maintained the social distancing there. According to me, this is very unfortunate.”

Ali also put forth his point from a religious perspective and said alcohol consumption is not allowed under Islamic law and that “good people don’t consume alcohol”.

“I can't advice them what to do and what not in daily life, but can you imagine so many people standing in queue for alcoholinstead of ration shops?” Ali asked.

“Modi Ji should see how many people are addicted to alcohol. People are laughing and raising the slogan of Modi JI Jindabad while having alcohol. I think Modi government wants this only,” the TMC leader said.

Ali also blamed the Centre for being unable to resolve the migrant labour crisis or “even supply food to those in need”.

“First ask the central government to provide food, clothes to everyone and take back all the migrants who are stuck somewhere. Is this necessary to drink alcohol?” Ali questioned again.

Idris Ali was an elected Member of Parliament from Bashirhat Parliamentary Constituency from 2014 to 2019 but was replaced by present TMC MP Nusrat Jahan by party supremo Mamata Banerjee.