It’s A Dry Day! No Alcohol For Punekars For Two Days Amid Lok Sabha Polls

It's A Dry Day! No Alcohol For Punekars For Two Days Amid Lok Sabha Polls

It's A Dry Day! No Alcohol For Punekars For Two Days Amid Lok Sabha Polls

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Pune: In view of lok sabha elections 2024, Pune will observe dry days on May 12 and May 13. The liquor sales will resume after 6 pm on May 13, which is the polling day. Pune will cast its votes in phase four of the Lok Sabha elections on May 13, Monday.


The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) mandates a liquor ban in these areas during polling. District Collector Dr. Suhas Diwase invoked Section 135(C) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, to enforce these orders.
According to the MCC, alcohol sales must halt 48 hours before the end of each polling day. Directives have been issued for dry days on polling and counting days, complying with relevant laws. Strict penalties await violators under the Maharashtra Prohibition Act, 1949, and pertinent provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, with inspectors held accountable as per Diwase’s instructions.
Voting Day In Pune


Maharashtra’s Pune, will be voting in Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 on May 13. The state of Maharashtra will witness polling across five phases on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, and May 20.
In light of the upcoming polling day, the Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday across all Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Notably, Maval, Pune, and Shirur constituencies are scheduled for voting on May 13.
The public holiday decree extends to voters who may be outside their constituencies due to work commitments. Furthermore, state and central government offices, semi-government establishments, public enterprises, and other institutions will remain closed on polling days.