After Bihar and Kerala, political parties in Tamil Nadu are promising to ban liquor in the state if comes to power. Most of the politicians are wooing voters with a promise to ban liquor across the state. The issue has taken a centre stage in the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. The data proves that Tamil Nadu has one of the highest percentages of young widows, although the link to alcoholism isn't established. While Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced that her government will implement prohibition in a phased manner, DMK in its election manifesto promises a total ban.