Dry Days in October 2019: List of No Alcohol Dates Gets Longer Thanks to Assembly Elections, Know Places Where Liquor Won't Be Sold For 8 Days
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New Delhi, September 30: There will be at least three dry days in October 2019 because of festivals. However, in 17 states,  there will be more than three dry days in October 2019 due to elections. On these days, the government prohibits the sale of alcohol. The list of dry days for October gets longer due to assembly elections and bypolls in Maharashtra, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. Bank Holidays in October 2019: No Transactions at Branches For Four Consecutive Days, Check List of Dates When Banks Will Remain Shut This Festive Month.

There will be a dry day on October 2 on account of Gandhi Jayanti. The sale of alcohol will be banned on October 8 for Dussehra, October 13 for Valmiki Jayanti and October 28 for Diwali. In addition to this, there will be another four dry days in Maharashtra and Haryana where assembly elections are due. In Maharashtra and Haryana, liquor won't be sold on October 19 (from 6 pm onwards), October 20 (full day) and October 21 (date of polling). List of Dry Day 2019 Dates in India: Check Complete Dry Days Calendar When Alcohol Will Not Be Available for Sale in Your City.

Another dry day will be observed on October 24 when the counting of votes will take place in the two states. Similarly, the sale of alcohol will be banned on above-mentioned dates in assembly constituencies going for bypolls in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

List of Places in Various States Where Alcohol Won't Be Sold Due to By-Elections:

Sl.No. Name of State Number and Name of Assembly Constituency
1. Arunachal Pradesh 56-Khonsa (West)(ST)
2. Assam 1-Ratabari (SC)
3. Assam 44-Jania
4. Assam 74-Rangapara
5. Assam 106-Sonari
6. Bihar 54-Kishanganj
7. Bihar 76-Simri Bakhtiarpur
8. Bihar 109-Daraunda
9. Bihar 158-Nathnagar
10. Bihar 163-Belhar
11. Chhattisgarh 87-Chitrakot (ST)
12. Gujarat 8-Tharad
13. Gujarat 20-Kheralu

 

14. Gujarat 50-Amraiwadi
15. Gujarat 122-Lunawada
16. Himachal Pradesh 18-Dharamshala
17. Himachal Pradesh 55-Pachhad (SC)
33. Kerala 01-Manjeshwar
34. Kerala 82-Ernakulam
35. Kerala 102-Aroor
36. Kerala 114-Konni
37. Kerala 133- Vattiyoorkavu
38. Madhya Pradesh 193 – Jhabua (ST)
39. Meghalaya 26-Shella (ST)
40. Odisha 2- Bijepur
41. Pudducherry 10 – Kamraj Nagar
42. Punjab 29-Phagwara (SC)

A by-election will also be held in Bihar. The Samastipur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar will go to bypolls on October 21. Therefore, there will be dry days in this parliamentary constituency on the dates mentioned above.