Nagpur: Godhni Locals staged a protest against a beer bar named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular social media abbreviation name, Namo in Nagpur district of BJP-ruled Maharashtra.
The opening of the beer bar created a lot of chaos in Nagpur as locals, Gram Sabha and members of Gram Panchayat also opposed the government’s approval to the liquor shop in the neighbourhood. A group of women from the Godhni village here also staged a dharna raising the demand to bring down the beer bar.
The women group alleged that the beer bar is illegal and the owner did not take the proper permission from all the government authorities before opening the shop.
Owner of the NaMo Bar is relative of a local BJP leader and this is why even cop are not able to help the women group protesting against the propriety.
According to rules, a beer bar cannot be opened without a Non Objection Certificate from the people in the locality. Apart from it, a police permission, license 3FL, excise certificate are also needed. But the Namo Bar got a “direct permission” from the Maharashtra government, reports said Interestingly, Narendra Modi had ruled Gujarat, a dry state, as chief minister for three times before being elected as the PM of the country.