KANNUR: Expressing reservations over the manner in which the new liquor policy was adopted by the government, Congress leader K Sudhakaran said that such an important policy should have been discussed in the party forum before finalising it.
Speaking to a section of the media here on Thursday, Sudhakaran said that the inability to reach a consensus on the liquor policy was the failure of the UDF and the Congress. “We urged the KPCC president to find a consensus on the liquor policy many times. The present policy is the fallout of a failure to reach a unanimous decision,” Sudhakaran said, adding that time would prove the fate of the policy.
“The government’s liquor policy should not be decided in market or in (television) debates,” Sudhakaran opined. “It should be discussed in party forums before reaching a final decision.”
Prohibition has failed in many places and the states that brought in liquor ban are reconsidering the decision today.
I have expressed my personal views on the subject in the party and will continue to air my differences there,” Sudhakaran disclosed.