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Anna Hazare to go on hunger strike from Feb 14 against Maharashtra's wine policy

February 09, 2022 17:13 IST

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he will go on an indefinite hunger strike from February 14 to protest the Maharashtra government's policy permitting sale of wine in supermarkets and grocery shops.

IMAGE: Social activist Anna Hazare. Photograph: ANI Photo

The activist has written another 'reminder' letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the issue.


In his letter to Thackeray, Hazare stated that the people of Maharashtra have demanded that the policy permitting sale of wine in supermarkets and walk-in shops be called back immediately.

The 84-year-old activist in a statement warned that he will start his indefinite hunger strike from his village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district on February 14.

Hazare said that he had written two letters addressing the chief minister, urging him to roll back the decision, but did not receive any response.

In his previous letters, the activist had stated that the decision to allow the sale of wine in supermarkets and grocery shops was unfortunate for the state and it will prove to be dangerous for the future generations.

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