No entry for liquor baron-cum-SAD MLA in Faridkot village

Youngsters of Deep Singh Wala of Faridkot have dared to put up a hoarding outside their village categorically banning entry of the area SAD MLA and liquor baron Deep Malhotra. The youngsters under the banner of Naujawan Bharat Sabha have stated that the MLA has opened a liquor vend in their village which is near a gurudwara, temple, middle school and a veterinary hospital. However, despite complaints to the authorities, the vend is not being shifted.

Lakhvir Singh from Naujawan Sabha said, "we had complained to police, administration and SAD leaders but nothing came of it. So this was our only way to protest." Jagir Singh, another villager said, "we will gherao the MLA if he comes. Nor will we let him participate in any function here."

Gurpreet Singh Kishanpura added, "in 2005-06 the number of vends were around 4,912 which increased to 12,188 in 2011-12. This shows that the state is promoting liquor consumption and is also preaching about drug menace as well."

However, when contacted Rajesh Bhandari, Assistant excise and taxation commissioner, Faridkot, denied receiving any such complaint and said, "if someone has any issue regarding location of a vend, the concerned organisation can come to me and I will sort out the issue."

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.