In view of assembly elections, the state would remain ‘dry’ from Thursday evening till the poll gets over on Saturday, November 25. An order related to this ban was issued on Wednesday. As per the same order, the state would observe ‘dry-day’ even on the counting day of December 3, 2023
According to the order, there will be a dry day in the state from the evening of 23 November 2023 till the end of voting on 25 November 2023. Counting day, December 3, 2023, has also been declared a dry day in the entire state. This decision has been taken to conduct peaceful voting in the state.
To ensure peaceful conduct of Rajasthan Assembly general elections, the state government has decided that there will be no sale of liquor two days before the election date.
As per the schedule announced by the Election Commission, liquor shops will be closed two days before the voting day. That means there will be no sale of liquor in the state from the evening of 23rd November.
The order issued by the Finance (Excise) Department states that, there will be a dry day in the state from the evening of 23 November 2023 till the end of voting on 25 November 2023. Even in case of re-polling, there will be a complete ban on sale and distribution of intoxicants in the areas of the respective polling stations from the announcement of re-polling till the end of re-polling.