MP: Authorities withdraw order offering liquor discount to people taking second COVID vaccine jab in Mandsaur

Liquor shops in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh were offering a ten per cent discount in liquor purchase to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19


NH Web Desk

After drawing criticism from politicians and social media users, the authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district have withdrawn the order offering a 10 per cent discount on country liquor to people who take the second COVID-19 vaccine jab on Wednesday, an official said.

Earlier on Tuesday, district excise officer Anil Sachan had issued an order stating that three liquor shops in Mandsaur city will offer a 10 per cent discount on country liquor to people who complete their vaccination on Wednesday.

Sachan on Wednesday morning said the directives in this regard have been withdrawn.

The order was aimed at helping vaccination work in the region, he added.

The order drew criticism from BJP MLA from Mandsaur Yashpal Singh Sisodiya, who said it was not proper.

Sisodiya in a tweet had said that this was not a decision taken by the state government, and it will encourage people to consume liquor.

The order had stated that a 10 per cent discount will be given on the purchase of country liquor at three shops in Sitamau Fatak, Bhuniakhedi and Old Bus Stand.

The Madhya Pradesh government organised a mega campaign on Wednesday to cover more population under its coronavirus vaccination programme.

Mandsaur has not even achieved 50 per cent target of the second dose of Covid vaccine so far. For this, a special drive was launched on Wednesday (Nov 24). Efforts are on to bring more and more people to the vaccination centres. It is in this background the administration thought of giving discount in the purchase of liquor.

With agencies inputs

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