Kiran turning AP into liquor state:Sharmila

 Smt. Y.S.Sharmila greeting people before addressing the public meeting at Gannavaram Metta in Visakhapatnam district Monday evening.

Visakhapatnam, June 25,
2013: Lashing out at the new excise policy of the Government to allow wine
shops to have annexes for consumers to sit and drink, Smt. Y.S. Sharmila said
the Government wants to earn more revenue by letting the free flow of liquor
across the roads in the state.

Addressing a public
meeting at Gannavaram Metta in Visakhapatnam district Monday evening, she said in
a sarcastic vein while YSR wanted to ensure cooking gas supply to all houses through
pipelines, the present Government has been planning to supply liquor to each
and every household.

Smt. Sharmila said it
is unfortunate that, instead of providing toilets to women, especially girls in
schools, the Government has been flooding the entire state with liquor-drinking
rooms. “The Government has been giving targets to officials to earn more
revenues through liquor shops. Its love towards liquor business can be understood
from the fact that it has doubled its revenue through liquor business in just
four years,” she observed, adding that CM Kiran Kumar Reddy may even conduct liquor
drinking competitions to the people in the near future.

“Congress claims to
have inherited the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi but its PCC chief is a liquor mafia
don while Chandrababu Naidu had promised during his Padayatra that he would
bring down the liquor prices if TDP came to power,” Smt Sharmila said decrying
the stance of the CM Kiran Kumar and opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu over
the liquor policy. 

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