Chhattisgarh BJP MLA Dr Krishnamurti Bandhi has advised that using bhang and hashish be inspired as alternate options to liquor for dependancy, claiming that individuals hooked on these substances hardly commit offences like rape, homicide and dacoity.
The legislator’s assertion, which he had made whereas speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme within the state’s Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district on Saturday, triggered a row with the ruling Congress questioning how a public consultant can promote dependancy.
The sale and consumption of hashish is banned beneath the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, whereas that of bhang, an edible combination made utilizing leaves of hashish plant, is permitted beneath the legislation, officers mentioned.
Replying to a question in regards to the Congress’s ballot promise of liquor ban within the state, Bandhi, who represents Masturi Assembly constituency,mentioned, “We have earlier raised the issue in the state assembly and it will again be raised on July 27 as discussion on the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition BJP (in the assembly against Congress government) is scheduled that day.” “…It is my private opinion and as soon as I had mentioned it within the meeting previously. I had instructed that someplace alcohol is the explanation for rape, homicide and quarrel, however I requested (within the House) inform me whether or not an individual who consumes bhang has ever dedicated rape, homicide and dacoity?…To meet the dependancy requirement and ban liquor, a committee has been constituted (within the state).
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“The committee should think how we can move ahead towards bhang and ganja (cannabis). If people want addiction, then they should be served such stuff which does not result in murder, rape and other offences. It is my personal opinion,” he mentioned.
Reacting to the MLA’s assertion, Congress’s Bilaspur district unit spokesperson Abhay Narayan Rai on Sunday mentioned how Bandhi, who’s three-time MLA and former state well being minister, may give such an announcement to advertise dependancy as an alternative of suggesting methods to free society of it.
“Option to addiction cannot be addiction. Such immature ideas are unacceptable in a civilised society,” Rai added.