Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday said. The state was replacing Punjab as the capital of drugs and felt ashamed. That the two main sources of revenue of the southern state were lottery and alcohol.
Khan is at loggerheads with the Left government over various issues. Which is including appointments to universities. Said while everyone campaigned against liquor consumption, Kerala was encouraging its use. Here, we have decided that the lottery and alcohol are enough for our development.
Khan said that ”Here, we have decided that lottery and alcohol are enough for our development. What a shameful situation for a state which has 100 percent literacy. I, as the head of the state, feel ashamed that the two main sources of revenue of my state are lottery and alcohol. What is a lottery? Has any one of you sat here ever bought a lottery ticket? Only very poor people buy lottery tickets. You are robbing them. You are making your people addicted to alcohol”.
While speaking at a book launch event here. Khan said Kerala was ”replacing Punjab as the capital of drugs”. Because the state promotes the sale of liquor.
”Everybody carries campaigns against liquor consumption. Here liquor consumption is being encouraged. What a shame,” Governor said.