"There will be a ban on the sale of liquor in Bihar from April 1 next year," Nitish Kumar told the media. Nitish Kumar said the work was on to prepare a new excise policy. After the policy it would be prepare, the government will bring it before public. Before that it is pre-mature to say anything based on some media reports.

"We need help and cooperation of all section of society, particularly women, to impose a ban on liquor in the state," Nitish Kumar said.

Earlier, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said today that Bihar would have a 'total' ban on all kinds of liquor starting April 1, 2016 and not just on country-made liquor as some reports had suggested.

"We will impose a liquor ban in Bihar. It will be for desi (country-made liquor), videshi (foreign-made liquor) or locally-made liquor," Mastan said here, responding to some reports that said the measure would be limited to country-made liquor only.

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