Swaraj Abhiyan set to float political party

It has accused AAP of encouraging liquor industry, going against its poll promise

GN Bureau | August 11, 2016


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Arun Kumar

 Swaraj Abhiyan, a socio-political movement led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, is all set to launch a political party on October 2.

Their first political battle is against the Aam Aadmi Party, which had expelled Yadav and Bhushan last year.
 
Alleging that the AAP is protecting and encouraging liquor industry in Delhi, Swaraj Abhiyan has claimed that since AAP formed the government, 58 new liquor stores have opened.
 
Referring to information gathered through RTI, Swaraj Abhiyan claims that the revenue generated from the sale of liquor has almost doubled in the tenure of the Aam Aadmi Party government. The Alcohol Prohibition Board under the Delhi government has spent only Rs 7.76 lakh on advertisements and other promotional material, for which no details are available with the government.
 
Swaraj Abhiyan asserted that AAP’s election manifesto had promised that Delhi will be made “drug-free” and will not provide permit for a liquor store without permission from the local population and women in that area. Citing the example of new liquor stores in Wazir Nagar (Kotla Mubarakpur area) which have been allegedly opened against the will of local inhabitants, Swaraj Abhiyan claims that AAP has gone back on its word.
 
Protesting against the same, Swaraj Abhiyan had organised a ‘Jan Sunvayi’ on August 10.
 

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