Congress Takes A Dig At Thakur’s ‘Alcohol’ Comment
- The government has cut duty on foreign liquor by 10% to 13%.
- Pragya commented that alcohol is a ‘medicine’ if taken in small quantities.
- PCC spokesmansaid, that the MP is not opposing alcohol, only its quantity.
Bhopal: 2 days after the MP cabinet approved the proposed excise policy for 2022-23, Congress took a dig at the ruling party over a purported remark by BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Thakur that alcohol is a ‘medicine’ if taken in small quantities. A video went viral on Thursday, in which Pragya is seen explaining.
In Ayurveda, alcohol is medicine when taken in limited quantities. But when consumed in an unlimited manner, it is poison. Those who take it in large quantities should stop doing so.” Pragya said this when asked for her reaction to the new excise policy in which the government has cut duty on foreign liquor by 10% to 13%.
Reacting to Pragya’s statement, PC spokesman Narendra Saluja tweeted, “Bhopal’s BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur says liquor does the work of medicine but harms if taken in unlimited quantity. She says liquor is not harmful if taken in a limited amount. This everyone should understand. The MP is not opposing alcohol, only its quantity.
In another tweet, Saluja said, “Seems like the entire BJP is working to drown the state in liquor. It is being made cheaper and is being made available in homes, malls, supermarkets and airports. In BJP rule, drink with a lot of love and be intoxicated so that you never know the truth of government.