Opinion | The addictive nature of bad policies
Despite the negative consequence of imposing prohibition in Bihar, other states are gearing up to follow suit
Bad policies are contagious and addictive, whereas good policies require justification everywhere and every time. Two years after the Nitish Kumar government imposed prohibition in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh might join the prohibition club, according to early election indicators. Political parties are increasingly eyeing prohibition as a trusted electoral strategy to win over women voters and those who view drinking as a moral, health and crime issue. The big political parties that are in contention in these states are planning to include prohibition in their election manifestos ahead of the state elections later in 2018.
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