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Mamata to participate in anti-hooch padayatra

News18

First published: December 22, 2011, 6:51 PM IST | Updated: December 22, 2011
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Mamata to participate in anti-hooch padayatra
The West Bengal Chief Minister invited everyone irrespective of political affiliation to participate in the padayatra.

Kolkata: Close on the heels of the state's worst hooch disaster, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a padayatra on December 30 to raise awareness against consumption of illegal liquor.

"On December 30, a padyatra will be held against this problem of illegal liquor. I'll also participate in it," Banerjee said.

Describing this as a social movement, she invited everyone irrespective of political affiliation to participate in the padayatra.

"The government will destroy illegal distilleries. Alongside this, we also need to raise awareness against consumption of illegal liquor. I invite people from all walks of life and from all political views to participate," the chief minister said.

Starting from College Square in front of the Calcutta University, the procession will terminate at the base of the Gandhi statue on the Maidan.

The hooch tragedy claimed 173 lives last week.

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