A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Chhattisgarh has suggested the promotion of bhaang and cannabis as alternatives to liquor, claiming that those who consume the former rarely commit serious crimes, PTI reported on Monday.
Krishnamurti Bandhi, the MLA from the Masturi constituency of Bilaspur district, told reporters that rapes, murders and quarrels often take take place after people get drunk.
“During a discussion in the state Assembly, I had asked the members to show me one incident where someone committed a rape or robbery under the influence of bhaang,” he said.
The MLA noted that the state government has formed committees to study the feasibility of a liquor ban.
“The committee should think how we can promote bhang and ganja [cannabis],” Bandhi added. “If people want addiction, then they should be provided such stuff which does not result in murder, rape and other offences. It is my personal opinion.”
“भांग-गांजा के प्रयोग से बलात्कार एवं हत्या नही होती है, सरकार और समितियों को चाहिए की भांग गांजे के सेवन को बढ़ावा देने पर ध्यान दे…”
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