New Government should rethink on ban on sale of arrack

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Mandya, May 24 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna today said that the new Government should rethink on the ban on sale of arrack in the State.

Speaking to newsmen after participating in a private ceremony here, he said that "in a situation like recent hooch tragedy which claimed more than 137 lives, the government should rethink on the ban on arrack sales in the state." With just 24 hours left for the announcement of the Assembly election results, Mr Krishna expressed confidence saying that the Congress party could muster simple majority and form the government, In case of the hung assembly, the party top leaders would decide future course of actions, he added.

On the aspirant for the Chief Minister candidate if the Congress comes to power, Mr Krishna said that party's formost priority was to bring back the party in to power in the state and who will be the Chief Minister would be selected by the party legislators and party high command.

Mr Krishna refused to react on the on the religious heads predicting that BJP would come to power in the state and even he described the exit poll surveys are not true and it was only for public consumption. The people of the state are the deciders.

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