Bhubaneswar: The Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Odisha Legislative Assembly Pradipta Kumar Naik today urged the Odisha Chief Minister to impose a ban on the sale of liquor and non-vegetarian food items along the Badadanda (Grand Road) in Puri.
In a letter addressed to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, the LoP Mr. Naik thanked Patnaik for the beautification project around Srimandir which is attracting a large number of pilgrims.
“Puri is one of the Dhams out of the four Dhams in India which is recognised as a sacred place for all the Hindus in the world,” Naik said.
The LoP apprised the Chief Minister that many hotels on both sides of Badadanda, Puri wherein non-vegetarian items are being sold. “There is a good number of hotels where liquor is being sold due to which there is a great discontentment among the devotees coming to Puri for a darshan of Lord Shree Jagannath,” wrote Mr. Naik .
Naik also urged the Odisha CM to take necessary steps to ban the sale of Non-Vegetarian food and liquor in the hotels of both sides of Badadanda i.e. from Shree Jagannath Temple to Mausimaa Mandir at the earliest.