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Mizoram to have dry Christmas and New Year

Aizawl, Dec 18 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 12/18/2018 11:15:10 AM IST

 Mizoram is set for a dry Christmas and New Year with the new Mizo National Front government’s decision to designate December 21 to January 14 as dry days as it looks set to bring back prohibition. Imposing total prohibition in the Christian majority state was one of the poll promises of MNF.

“We have decided to immediately stop sale of alcohol by government agencies. As for the private players, it is not possible immediately and we need legislation that will take some time. So as an interim measure we have decided that December 21 to January 14 will be dry days,” chief minister Zoramthanga told Hindustan Times after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

“During this period of dry days, we hope to complete formalities and bring in legislation. If we are able to bring it, then the problem will be solved. If we cannot, than the dry days could continue,” he said.

“MNF always stood for prohibition. It is the Congress which lifted it the last four years,” he said.

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