Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday gave an alternative to those craving liquor in Bihar which has imposed stringent laws on sale and consumption of liquor.
"Such big positive change has come in, why ruin it for a peg or two? Turn off the lights & drink juice, you will feel its the same," said Kumar, reports ANI.
Yes yes... you read it right. Lots of people on social media reacted like this:
He made this statement to counter criticism that the state has lost Rs 5,000 crore revenue due to the prohibition. "Around Rs 10,000 crore of the people are saved due to the liquor ban, which will be spent on good things and in turn further enhance the state's GDP," he said.
The JD(U) chief asserted that the ban on alcohol has given him satisfaction which no other work has provided and stressed on public awareness alongside strict enforcement of the new liquor law for better results.
The happiness & satisfaction that I achieved from banning alcohol was something I never achieved before: Bihar CM pic.twitter.com/IR3LE0kO5V— ANI (@ANI_news) September 13, 2016
He refused to term the recent hooch tragedy in Gopalganj, in which 18 persons died, as "failure of prohibition", saying such incidents have happened in states where there was no ban on liquor.
Listing the virtues of the decision to declare Bihar a complete dry state in April this year, Kumar said, "Steps taken by the state government (on alcohol ban) cannot be retreated."
Twitter not surprisingly tore into Kumar for his analogy:
@ANI_news Now pls ban non veg..and if anyone oppose tell them to turn off the light and eat mooli it taste same like chicken lollypop.— latishachary (@latishachary) September 13, 2016
@ANI_news next: why marry when you can masturbate ? 🙈— Nagendra Srikanth (@srikanthramanam) September 13, 2016
@ANI_news someone is supplying the booz as juice to CM— shivaputra (@shivaputra) September 13, 2016
@ANI_news untold secret of 'kick' realised now. Drink juice in the dark.— SRINATH KUNIKULLAYA. (@SKUNIKULLAYA) September 13, 2016
Einstein discovered wave-particle duality. Nitish ji discovered juice-alcohol duality!! https://t.co/IgbWKfo8F8— Sumit Sethi (@Sethinomics) September 13, 2016
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: PTI)