Published On: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2017

Punjab election: liquor prohibition has been imposed; poll commences from Feb 4

As Punjab is nearing the crucial assembly elections, the election commission has prohibited liquor in the state, which several times witnessed how the liquor influences the election result. As per the report, the prohibition will be revoked when the poll session ends. The controversial order has been delivered by the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer VK Singh in order to check the process of the distribution of liquor products in return of the vote. The campaign conducted in the poll-bound constituencies is likely to end by today eve. The election will happen in nearly 117 assembly constituencies and Amritsar parliament constituency. Strict directives have been given to all security officials working in the state that no person who has no voting right in the poll-bound constituencies be allowed to stay in the constituencies after the completion of the campaign period. It is told that all political leaders hailing from outside the poll-bound constituencies should leave. This time the state is going to witness a three front election, with Congress, AAP and ruling SAD-BJP front sharpening their swords to win the state. For congress, it is an effort to regain their lost pride, while SAD-BJP aims to retain their empire at any cost. In that sense, the AAP is marching forward to capture a new fort. All of these three fronts expects nothing less than a victory triumph. The counting of the assembly election is expected to take place on March 11.


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Punjab election: liquor prohibition has been imposed; poll commences from Feb 4