UP: After renaming districts, BJP eyes on banning meat & liquor

Lucknow: Renaming districts under BJP government in UP is the new political trend running in the state ahead of General elections 2019.

Now after recently changing Faizabad district’s name to Ayodhya, BJP government in UP is considering to put a ban on liquor and meat in the district.

UP government spokesperson Srikant Sharma said on Sunday that the government is aware of the demands by the state’s local men and that the government is considering those demands.

“The government will ban sale of liquor and meat within the legal framework,” Sharma said.

The sale of liquor and meat was already banned in Ayodhya Municipal board area but now the locals demand the ban through out the district.

The BJP government state leaders, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad along with locals and saints of the region are making efforts for their final act that is slated on November 25 to pressurize the ruling saffron party at the Centre to make Ram temple an ordinance.

VHP spokesperson in Ayodhya, Sharad Sharma, said the state government’s plan to ban the sale of liquor and meat in Ayodhya was a welcome step.

“This has been hurting the sentiments of saints in this religious town,” Sharma said, TOI reports.