State to approach SC for grace period

The state government will approach the Supreme Court on Monday seeking three months’ grace period for shifting liquor shops from the sides of highways.

Published: 05th April 2017 12:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2017 03:43 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government will approach the Supreme Court on Monday seeking three months’ grace period for shifting liquor shops from the sides of highways.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held here in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister G Sudhakaran, who holds additional charge of Excise, on Tuesday.

On the protests against opening of liquor shops, Sudhakaran said the government had no conflict of interest with the public. He also clarified that the government had no plans to sell Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) through toddy parlours.

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