Ahead of national election and having won Rajasthan state election, the state government is now out to further woo the voters.
It is in this context that the decision of limiting the liquor shops to 8 pm in the evening is being seen.
Sources have said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has directed the officials to ensure closure of liquor shops in the state at 8 pm.
Chairing a meeting of excise and police officials here, he asked them to impose penalty if any liquor shop is found open after the assigned time.
The closure time for liquor shops was fixed at 8 pm in 2008 during Gehlot’s earlier term as the chief minister.
The CM also directed the officials to check the smuggling of illegal liquor from neighbouring states.