Aizawl, January 12: The Mizo National Front government (MNF) led government has extended the dry day till March 10.
After sweeping the Assembly elections, the MNF’s chief minister-designate Zoramthanga said that as promised by their party, they would impose a total prohibition on liquor in the state. It may be mentioned that in the run-up to the polls, consumption of liquor was a major political issue among the parties. While the Congress was against total prohibition, the MNF wanted a complete ban.
Earlier, as a prelude to bringing legislation to ban liquor, the new government declared dry day from December 21, 2018 to January 14, 2019.
The Mizoram government has now decided to extend the dray day from January 15 to March 10.
It may be mentioned that liquor ban was imposed in the state by the then Congress government in 1997. It was lifted in 2015 after enforcing the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control Act, 2014.