Chennithala: No Compromise on Liquor Policy

Published: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday said that government would not make any compromise in its liquor policy.

Chennithala was speaking to reporters in Kochi, after attending the Transradial Summit at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences AIMS). He said that those who had raised allegations against Finance Minister K M Mani should provide evidence to the Vigilance Department.

“The investigation into the allegation will be impartial and transparent, and the government will not reach any compromise with the Bar Hotels Association. No talk is going on with the Association now. Instead of raising allegations, they should come out with evidence,” he said.

He said the controversy over bar licence did not impact the image of the government. “The government will not permit any conspiracy,” he said. He said the latest developments in the healthcare sector had brought in revolutionary changes, and that the government, in association with the major hospitals in the State, was planning to provide medical facilities to the common man at affordable costs. 

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