Jayaprakash Narayan justifies imposing more tax on liquor
Fri, May 08, 2020, 12:40 PM
Foundation for Democratic Reforms General Secretary Dr Jayaprakash Narayan said that the state governments should follow the model adopted by South Korea to stop the spread of coronavirus. He said South Korea increased the capacity of testing while implementing the lockdown. Prolonged lockdown will have a negative impact on the economy, he warned.
Jayaprakash Narayan has justified imposing more tax on liquor to stop people from purchasing it. However, he mentioned that the state governments should not consider selling liquor as the main source of income. He stressed on the need for setting up de-addiction centres for tipplers.