Bhubaneswar: The Mada Mukti Yuva Bahini (MMYB) organised a bike rally and covered several parts of Bhubaneswar demanding total prohibition in Odisha.
The outfit also submitted a memorandum to the Excise Minister demanding to announce and implement anti-liquor act before the election code of conduct comes into effect.
To mark and celebrate the 1st anniversary of its formation MMYB a bike rally was organised today, in which more than two hundred of its volunteers from across the state, rallied in different routes of the city to mobilise youth and connect public in its campaign for liquor-free Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion Satyabrata Prusty, convenor, MMYB said, “Liquor is destroying thousands of families in villages across the State. Govt’s claim that it gets revenue from it is absolutely fake. Rather it losing revenues manifold.”
He further said, “A welfare govt must not resort to revenue of liquor to run its state. Govt should announce and implement anti-liquor act immediately before election code of conduct come into effect. Failing to which the outfit would campaign extensively against excise minister in his own constituency to ensure his defeat in the election.”
Among others present on the occasion are Tarakant Nayak, Bipin Kumar Routray, Lalatendu Patra, Priti Nayak, Rajesh Deo, Saumya Ranjan Mohanty, Akshaya Routray, Samash Sarangi, Abhijit Patra, Malay Tripathy, Kanhu Charan Behura and members of Milita Odisha Nisha Nibarana Abhiyan (MONNA).