Delhi govt rolls back new excise policy, only govt outlets to sell alcohol from Aug 1
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Delhi govt rolls back new excise policy, only govt outlets to sell alcohol from Aug 1

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July 30, 2022

Amid an ongoing investigation by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and a faceoff between the Lieutenant Governor and the Delhi government.


New Delhi, 30 July 2022

As per news report of The Indian Express, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Saturday announced that the government had to roll back the new excise policy and that from August 1 liquor will be sold only in government outlets. “We have decided to end the new policy and have given directions for government shops to open… I have ordered the chief secretary to ensure that there should be no corruption in government shops and no illegal alcohol sold in Delhi… I have given directions that there should be no chaos during the transition period,” Sisodia said at a press conference. He said the number of alcohol shops will not exceed 850 as under the previous policy. However, there was no clarity on whether dry days will increase or remain the same.

Source - The Indian Express

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