New Delhi Chief spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party Saurabh Bhardwaj said that BJP Delhi Chief Adesh Gupta, make the minimum age of buying liquor in BJP ruled states 25 years, we will make it 30 years in Delhi. The age of buying liquor in the BJP-ruled state of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh is 21 years. The BJP has ruled in Goa for 15 years and the age of CM has been kept there at 18 years.
He said that the BJP is trying this for the purpose of revenue theft and black marketing. When 21-year-olds appear in a restaurant or bar, the police and people of other departments raid there and collect money from the restaurant industry. The money recovered from the restaurant industry goes up. He said that the BJP leaders should get their central government to make laws that the age of buying and consuming liquor within the whole country should be 25 years. This will make the age limit uniform across the country.
Aam Aadmi Party’s chief spokesperson and MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj addressed the press conference at the party headquarters on Tuesday. Saurabh Bhardwaj said that I am surprised about the double character of BJP. I have not seen such a double character inside any other political party till date. There should be some shame inside politics. Within the BJP ruled states, the age limit for buying and consuming liquor is 21 years to many years. The age limit for drinking alcohol is 21 years in dozens of states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh. The BJP has ruled in Goa for 15 years and the age limit has been kept there only 18 years.
Saurabh Bhardwaj further said that I challenge BJP leader Adesh Gupta, Ramveer Bidhuri to increase the age limit for buying and consuming liquor in his BJP ruled states to 25 years, after that we get 30 years of age in Delhi. Will give He said that the BJP is trying to oppose the excise policy of Delhi government with the aim of stealing revenue and black marketing only and only.
He told that if you go to a restaurant where liquor is served. Often 21 years of age is found in such restaurants. When the police feel in these restaurants, then they raid. Apart from this, other departments also collect money from the restaurant industry by conducting raids. The new excise policy of the Delhi government will reduce the amount of police levies from the restaurant industry. The recovery money, which goes straight to the top, will be reduced. That is why the BJP is having a stomachache.
He said that I am again challenging the BJP to make this age limit to 25 years within their BJP ruled states or to get the central government to make laws. The central government has now started making laws on everything. BJP leaders should get the Central Government to make laws that the age limit for buying and consuming liquor within the entire country will be 25 years. This will make the age limit uniform throughout the country. BJP should stop doing this political miscreancy and be a little ashamed.
Age limit for buying and consuming liquor in different states of the country *
Himachal Pradesh 18
Jammu and Kashmir 18
Andhra Pradesh 18
Uttar Pradesh 21
Madhya Pradesh 21
Tamil Nadu 21
West Bengal 21