Raipur. On the second day of the monsoon session in the assembly, the opposition sought information about the deaths in the state due to drinking spurious liquor along with irregularities in the sale of liquor. On this, on the reply of departmental minister Kawasi Lakhma, Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant intervened. He said that the minister should take complete information and put it in the House. This is a serious matter. The complete answer has not come in the House.
Raising the matter, Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel asked how many deaths occurred due to selling liquor at a higher rate, adulterated liquor, selling liquor without hologram as well as drinking poisonous liquor from April 1, 2021 to June 2023? He said that three people died after drinking spurious liquor in Janjgir. Death occurred in Akaltara. There was no government liquor shop in Rogda village. Illegal liquor was being sold with the connivance of the Excise Department. Who is responsible for these deaths?
Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma said that this matter is going on in the Supreme Court. On this, Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant said that the matter going on in the Supreme Court is different. This case is different. Ajay Chandrakar objected to the reply of Minister Mohammad Akbar on this. Brijmohan Agarwal said that it would be against the parliamentary tradition. When the Excise Minister has stood up, then give the complete answer there itself. The Excise Minister said that the deaths were not caused by spurious liquor. Death is due to poisonous drugs. Action has been taken against the shopkeeper who sold it.
Narayan Chandel said that a Congress worker was selling illegal liquor in Rogda village. The villagers had complained about this. Kawasi Lakhma said that the one who is being called a Congress worker, is not a Congress worker, but a BJP worker. On this Narayan Chandel asked what has been the report of the post mortem? Who is responsible for these deaths? The minister said that no one is responsible. Death is due to drinking medicine. Speaker Dr. Mahant intervened and said that the minister should take complete information and put it in the House. This is a serious matter. The complete answer has not come in the House.