Adi Godrej speaks against liquor prohibition, says it would be futile exercise to enforce it

06 September 2016, 04:46 PM
Adi Godrej speaks out against liquor prohibition (Getty Images
Adi Godrej speaks out against liquor prohibition (Getty Images

Veteran industrialist Adi Godrej has spoken out against liquor prohibition, saying it won’t work and would be a futile exercise to enforce it.

“I am against liquor prohibition”, the Chairman of Godrej Group told PTI when asked for his views on the issue, with Bihar enforcing prohibition.

“I am not an expert on social issues but it does not work”, added Godrej, a former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

“Even when America had prohibition, it led to mafia being formed etc. In India also prohibition has not worked. It’s fruitless trying prohibition. I don’t think we should encourage it”, he said. In response to a question, Godrej favoured state funding of elections in India. “Yes. It will reduce corruption in my view”, he said.

First Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 04:37 PM
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