Updated June 1st, 2024 at 10:00 IST

Why Liquor is Banned in Karnataka for 5 Days in June

The orders have been issued as per the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Bengaluru: The sale of liquor in Karnataka has been prohibited for five in the first week of June. This comes in wake of the result of Lok Sabha elections and state Legislative Council elections.

The ban on liquor has been imposed in the state from June 1 to June 4 due to voting for the Karnataka Legislative Council elections and Lok Sabha election results which will be announced on June 4.

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Additionally, June 6 will also be a dry day as counting of votes for the Legislative Council election will take place on this day.

The orders have been issued as per the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which mandates prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol at least 48 hours before polls.

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According to the state's Excise Department officials, the production, sale, distribution, transportation, and storage of liquor will be prohibited on the above-mentioned dates.

The direction is applicable to all liquor shops, wine shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and any other private place serving alcohol.

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On Friday, people in huge numbers were seen at liquor shops in order ro stock alcohol in advance.
 

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Published June 1st, 2024 at 10:00 IST