Sunday declared dry day in Bhopal

  • | Friday | 1st December, 2023

Bhopal: In adherence to the directives of the Election Commission of India, The Bhopal collector Asheesh Singh has declared that Sunday — the day of vote counting in Madhya Pradesh — as a dry day. As per the collectors order, on the day, liquor vends will remain shut. The sale, purchase, and storage of liquor at any of the 87 liquor shops across the 7 assembly segments in Bhopal will be prohibited on December 3.Additionally, all bars, restaurants, clubs, military wholesale canteens, retail canteens, retail outlets of wine, and other licensed establishments will not be allowed to sell, purchase, transport, or supply liquor during the day. Country liquor and IMFL store rooms will also remain closed.Singh has instructed excise officials to ensure strict compliance with the order.We also published the following articles recentlyChennai residents want liquor shop moved, to get one more 100m awayResidents of Pattabiram will now have two Tasmac outlets in their residential area, one opposite the Sridhara Perumal temple on CTH Road. The first shop was relocated due to protests, but now another shop is being set up in front of the temple. Concerns are raised about the possibility of the new shop being converted into a bar. Residents argue that having two Tasmac outlets with bars attached in such close proximity to each other is unfair, especially considering the nearby school and temple.Congress, BRS distributing money and liquor in Telangana, BJPs G Kishan Reddy allegesUnion Minister G Kishan Reddy alleges that opposition parties like Congress and BRS are distributing money and liquor in Telangana. He urges the Election Commission and officers to stop these activities, ensuring peaceful and fair elections. Reddy emphasizes the importance of voting and hopes for a good government in Telangana. Preparations are underway for the November 30 assembly elections, including home voting for elderly and disabled citizens. The state expects a three-cornered contest between BRS, Congress, and BJP, with BRS aiming for a third term.Mizoram set for counting of votes on Sunday despite oppnDress rehearsals for vote counting in Mizoram have concluded, with the election machinery fully prepared for the exercise on December 3. The rehearsals were conducted in all 11 district headquarters, and two or three-tier training sessions for counting officials are underway. More than 4,000 officials and security personnel will be involved in counting the votes. Counting will begin at 8am on Sunday in 13 counting centers, with 399 tables for EVM votes and 56 tables for postal ballots.

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