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A look at Bihar’s history of prohibition, as Nitish Kumar calls alcohol drinkers ‘mahapapi’

Firstpost | 01/04/2022 12:37 PM | Click to read full article

Those who drink are “mahapaapi” and “not Hindustani”, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said while participating in a debate on the proposed amendments to the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016.

We take a look at the state’s chequered history with alcohol. Hooch drinking continues to plague Bihar, which is one of the poorest states in the country. Alcohol prohibition has been one of the highlights of Kumar’s policies in the state.