Kerala liquor policy controversy: Congress rejects tourism director’s claim

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode: The Congress on Monday rejected Kerala Tourism Director’s claim that the recent stakeholders’ meeting organized by the department had nothing to do with the government’s liquor policy and alleged that officials were trying to save ministers. Was forced to lie.

The grand old party reiterated its allegation that the decision to amend the liquor policy was taken during a meeting called by the tourism department on May 21.
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Leader of Opposition in the Assembly V D Satheesan claimed that bar owners held a meeting in Ernakulam and after that meeting decided to collect money to get a “favorable liquor policy”.
“In the purported audio clip of one of the bar owners it was clearly said that if the money is not received then nothing will happen,” he told reporters here.
Satheesan alleged that the Tourism Director had issued the press statement immediately after the Opposition made it clear that both the Tourism and Excise ministers were lying on the matter.

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