Kamal Haasan Opposes Prohibition In Tamil Nadu
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‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ founder and Tamil Superstar Kamal Hasan made sensational comments over the idea of ‘immediate’ banning of liquor in the state of Tamil Nadu. The actor-turned-politician, who established the party, is coming out with the party’s modalities.
Addressing the media, Kamal Hassan said, ‘if need to go on searching if you want to go to a post office in Tamil Nadu. Whereas, you can find Tasmac (state-sponsored liquor stores) everywhere. There is a need to change this entire system.’
Kamal Hassan’s clarification on the sale of liquor came at a time when the opposition parties are calling for an ‘immediate’ ban on liquor in the state. In his column to Tamil Magazine ‘Ananda Vikatan’, Kamal Hassan expressed that, ‘it is impossible to make everyone in the society hate liquor. If you intend to completely abolish something with an immediate effect, it will give rise to the mafia. We have already witnessed such kind of events in the past.
Drinking liquor is not like playing gambling. One’s body will not cooperate if they suddenly stop drinking liquor. It should be a gradual process. The parties are coming up with the ‘ban liquor’ slogan to only woo the female voters. I am more worries about liquor shops in and around educational institutions.’
Speaking on sops and free welfare schemes, Kamal said that, we cannot continue promising ‘free’ welfare scheme for a longer time. We need to find alternatives to improve the purchasing power of the people. Improving educational standard is one of the key motives of our party, said Kamal Hassan.