CHENNAI: PMK youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce prohibition across the country as alcohol poses a colossal threat to our culture and civilisation apart from endangering the lives of citizens.
Anbumani, in his letter to the Prime Minister, said prohibition had been successfully implemented in Gujarat and that he should extend the success story to the entire country, particularly TN.
“This menace has cost us so much that we have lost our sheen in regional development and the global map as opposed to our pride of being the most developed State, once”, he said and urged the Prime Minister to run a nationwide campaign against alcohol along the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan that had created an impact across the nation.
Anbumani pointed out that the Constitution in article 47 states that it is the “The State shall regard the raising of the level of nutrition and standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties and, in particular, the State shall endeavour to bring about prohibition of the consumption of intoxicating drinks and of drugs, which are injurious to health. Hence, I request you to kindly make efforts to implement total prohibition in the country using the power, vested in the Union government, under this article,” he said.