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New Delhi: BJP workers have blocked the traffic on NH 9 against the new excise policy of the Delhi government. Due to the protest, both the routes to and from Delhi near Akshardham have been blocked. Police are trying to clear the protesters and start traffic operations. BJP Delhi State President Adesh Gupta, who was protesting against this new policy of the Delhi government, was detained by the police.
BJP workers stage "chakka jam" protest against Delhi Govt's new excise policy; visuals from near Akshardham temple pic.twitter.com/9K5dajvDpS— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2022
BJP opposed the new excise policy
Recently, BJP had lodged an objection regarding the new excise policy in Delhi. They believe that Kejriwal's government is opening liquor shops arbitrarily. That's why BJP is going to take to the streets to stop them. The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that it will conduct 'chakka jams' at 14 places in the city on January 3 if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government does not withdraw its new excise policy.
केजरीवाल सरकार द्वारा दिल्ली को शराब नगरी बनाने के विरोध में भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा नवीन शाहदरा ज़िले में चक्का जाम।#SharabNitiParChakkaJam pic.twitter.com/lgAwtFWNYC— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) January 3, 2022
State BJP President Adesh Gupta had accused the AAP that the Delhi government was illegally opening liquor shops across the city under the new excise policy. Gupta said that liquor shops will not be allowed to open near religious places or schools. "If the new anti-people excise policy is not withdrawn, the party will do 'chakka jam' at 14 places across the city on January 3," he said.
केजरीवाल सरकार द्वारा दिल्ली को शराब नगरी बनाने के विरोध में भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा चक्का जाम।#SharabNitiParChakkaJam pic.twitter.com/4YWeOkOxs7— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) January 3, 2022
What is the New Excise Policy of the Delhi Government
The government has licensed as L-15, L-16, L-17, L-19, L-20, L-21, L-28 and L-29 under the new excise policy decided to give According to an order issued by the Excise Department, the service in the licensed premises for 'on-site consumption' (dashi and foreign liquor) in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for the year 2021-22 will be implemented from November 17.
In this order, the applicant has been asked to download the form from the website of the Excise Department and submit it with complete information and all the required documents. License categories for 'on-site consumption' include residents in a hotel, motel, guest house in their rooms (L15), bars/restaurants attached to the hotel (L16), independent restaurants (L17) (L19) for independent restaurants located in the arrival or departure area of the international airport, serving Indian and foreign liquor.
Other license categories: Service of Indian and foreign liquor in a bar/dining car in a luxury train (L20), Round-the-clock service/sale of liquor (L21) in a bar attached to a hotel located in the arrival or departure area of the international airport There is a club (L29) exclusively for serving or retired officers of the Government and the Armed Forces. As per the terms and conditions relating to the on-site liquor license, the licensee has to purchase liquor from the retailer which he can store anywhere in the premises. The licensee shall also ensure that liquor and beer in glasses or bottles shall not be taken outside the premises.