Liquor queues: Gambhir laments, Delhi chose ‘jaam’ over ‘jaan’

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) After much of Delhi descended on the streets on Monday morning for their bottle of liquor with instances of serpentine queues against all norms of social distancing, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir lamented that Delhi has chosen alcohol over life.

The cricketer-turned-MP posted a couple of photos supposedly from outside a Delhi liquor shop where neither 5 person norm was maintained, nor maintaining distancing from each other. Gambhir tweeted in Hindi : “Today, alcohol has become more necessary for Delhi than life !! Embarrassing images !”

This comes closely on heels of Lt. Governor Anil Baijal taking cognizance of such blatant violations and directing the city government and the police to ensure compliance with social distancing norms in the third phase of nationwide lockdown that begins from this day. “Advised for comprehensive planning and close coordination with Resident Commissioners for interstate movement strictly as per directions of MHA… Advised the CS and Delhi Police to ensure compliance with social distancing and take strict actions against violators,” Baijal said in a series of tweets.

At many places outside liquor shops in Delhi, there was no clear demarcation, neither were people engaged to ensure that the buyers follow lockdown rules that continue to be in force.



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