No compensation for People Who Died from Drinking, Says Nitish Kumar on Hooch Tragedy

This comes even as 53 people died in Bihar's Saran district from consuming spurious liquor
No compensation for People Who Died from Drinking, Says Nitish Kumar on Hooch Tragedy
No compensation for People Who Died from Drinking, Says Nitish Kumar on Hooch Tragedy

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that no compensation will be given to people who died after drinking. “We have been appealing-if you drink, you will die, those who talk in favour of drinking will not bring any good to you,” said Kumar while addressing the state assembly today.

This comes even as 53 people died in Bihar's Saran district from consuming spurious liquor. Earlier, BJP leaders protested against Nitish Kumar after he said, "Jo piyega woh marega" (those who drink spurious alcohol will die) and sought his resignation.

Several BJP MLAs staged a demonstration in the state Assembly on Thursday over the hooch deaths and they held banners and raised slogans against the government. This was the second day of protest as the BJP teared into Nitish Kumar and continued to create a ruckus inside the assembly for the second consecutive day over the Saran hooch tragedy.

A delegation of BJP leaders is also scheduled to meet Governor Paghu Chauhan on Friday.

Meanwhile, even as a political slugfest erupted in the state over the incident in Chhapra, another incident emerged in Bihar's Siwan where four people have died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor. It is feared that the death toll could rise.

The sale and consumption of alcohol was banned in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar government in April 2016.

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