I am against liquor prohibition: Adi Godrej

Hyderabad: Veteran industrialist Adi Godrej has spoken out against liquor prohibition, saying it won't
work and would be a futile exercise to enforce it.

Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group

Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group

"I am against liquor prohibition", the Chairman of Godrej Group said when asked for his views on the issue, with Bihar enforcing prohibition.

"I am not an expert on social issues, but it does not work", added Godrej, a former President of Confederation of
Indian Industry (CII).

"Even when America had prohibition, it led to mafia being formed, etc. In India also prohibition has not worked. It's fruitless trying prohibition. I don't think we should encourage it", he said.

In response to a question, Godrej favoured state funding of elections in India. "Yes. It will reduce corruption in my view", he said.

Updated Date: Sep 06, 2016 15:10 PM

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