Nitish, Lalu and 2 crore Bihar residents form 'human chain' to promote liquor-ban

School students and youth gathered in Patna in large numbers who also became a part of this chain.

To promote deaddiction and prohibition of liquor in Bihar state, world’s longest chain was formed by the people of the state in Patna on January 21. This liquor-ban initiative garnered a massive support as the chain was over 3,000 km long and more than two crore people joined the same.

On this occasion, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RLD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav were also present. The participants gathered at the Gandhi Maidan where they held each others’ hand to form the human chain on the main routes and the sub-routes of the district.

School students and youth gathered in large numbers who also became an integral part of this chain.

Earlier on January 19, the Patna High Court asked the Bihar Chief Secretary and the Director-General of Police (DGP) to explain how the students were being involved in the proposed human chain.

Earlier in January, the Bihar Government asked the Supreme Court to transfer the plea against liquor ban legislation from the Patna High Court. The alcohol makers and sellers had already moved to the Patna High Court against the liquor ban.

Last year, Bihar government assured the HC that participation in Saturday’s human chain would voluntary and alternative routes are being created to avoid traffic chaos due to the closure of national highways and state highways for five hours.