Liquor shops were closed due to the lockdown. In Lockdown 3 itself, liquor shops were opened in most of the states of the country. However, in Madhya Pradesh, there is a chill between the liquor contractors and the government. The contractors have refused to open the shop despite government orders. The contractors are not doing this due to the fear of Corona, but the real issue is about the license fees. On which talk with the government has not been made yet.
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On this subject, the Association of Liquor Contractors has said that this decision has been taken regarding the safety of the public and staff in Corona infection. Even after getting discounts in Indore, liquor shops in rural areas are still closed. Mahendra Namdev, the owner of the liquor shop, has said that there are conditions like Wuhan in Indore because of Corona. In this situation, we cannot open liquor shops.
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Liquor businessmen are more adamant about license fees than Corona. On Wednesday too, the traders met Home Minister Narottam Mishra regarding this but nothing could be done. The government wants to reduce the license fees. The matter is also in the High Court, the traders say that we will decide on opening the shop only after the court order. It is also being told that the government can now take strict action against liquor traders.
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